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Recommendations for Advancing the Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Brazil.

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Summary of "Recommendations for Advancing the Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Brazil."

The objective of this review was to address the barriers limiting access to genetic cancer risk assessment and genetic testing for individuals with suspected hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) through a review of the diagnosis and management steps of HBOC.

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Name: JCO global oncology
ISSN: 2687-8941
Pages: 439-452

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Autosomal dominant HEREDITARY CANCER SYNDROME in which a mutation most often in either BRCA1 or BRCA2 is associated with a significantly increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers.

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