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Study identifies genes associated with risk of triple-negative breast cancer

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAYS/triple-negative-breast-cancer-genes
Full article: https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/110/8/855/5062996#

Panel testing can identify women who are at increased risk for breast cancer.  However, those at risk for triple-negative breast cancer cannot easily be identified because other than BRCA1, genes that increase the risk for triple-negative breast cancer are unknown.  A new study uses panel testing to identify which genes increase the risk for triple-negative breast cancer. (8/23/18)

Expert Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines currently recommend BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing for women diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) at age 60 or younger or those who meet criteria based on a personal or family history of cancer. 

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