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Comparison of Universal Genetic Testing vs Guideline-Directed Targeted Testing for Patients With Hereditary Cancer Syndrome

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LisaPizza
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Joined: Feb 2018

Interesting study about genetic testing in cancer patients. 

 

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2772576

 

Findings  In this multicenter cohort study of 2984 patients with cancer, 1 in 8 patients had a pathogenic germline variant, half of which would not have been detected using a guideline-based approach. Nearly 30% of patients with a high-penetrance variant had modifications in their treatment based on the finding.

 

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NoTimeForCancer
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Joined: Mar 2013

Thanks, Lisa!  I have to dig in and read more!

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Forherself
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Joined: Jan 2019

I have started twice and not made it through the whole article.   I wonder how much the genetic testing costs.

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