Forms and Documents
- Per NCCN guidelines, any woman of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry who has been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer meets criteria for BRCA founder variant testing.
- Verification of a genetic basis for cancer in families indicative or suggestive of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
- Determination of appropriate screening and treatment.
- Identification of at-risk family members.
- Capillary Sequencing
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- Biron-Shental T et al. High incidence of BRCA1-2 germline mutations, previous breast cancer and familial cancer history in Jewish patients with uterine serous papillary carcinoma. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2006 Dec;32(10):1097-100. (PMID 16650962)
- Chen S and Parmigiani G. Meta-anlaysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 penetrance. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Apr;25(11):1329-33. (PMID 17416853)
- Easton DF. How many more breast cancer predisposition genes are there? Breast Can Res. 1999 Aug;1(1):14-17. (PMID 11250676)
- Ford D et al. Genetic heterogeneity and penetrance analysis of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in breast cancer families. The Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium. Am J Hum Genet. 1998 Mar;62(3):676-89. (PMID 9497246)
- Frank TS et al. Clinical characteristics of individuals with germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2: analysis of 10,000 individuals. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Mar 15;20(6):1480-90. (PMID 11896095)
- Graeser MK et al. Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Dec 10;27(35): 5887-92. (PMID 19858402)
- Kauff ND et al. Incidence of non-founder BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in high risk Ashkenazi breast and ovarian cancer families. J Med Genet. 2002; 39(8):611-4. (PMID 12023992)
- King MC et al. Breast and ovarian cancer risks due to inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Science. 2003 Oct;302(5645):643-6. (PMID 14576434)
- Leide A et al. Cancer Risks for Male Carriers of Germline Mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2: A Review of the Literature. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Feb 15;22(4):735-42. (PMID 14966099)
- Levine DA et al. Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Carcinomas Associated With BRCA Mutations. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Nov 15;21(22):4222-7. (PMID 14615451)
- NCCN Guidelines. Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian. Version 2.2013 (URL: http://www.nccn.org/clinical.asp) [May 2013 accessed].
- Ozcelik H et al. Germline BRCA26174delT mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish pancreatic cancer patients. Nat Genet. 1997 May;16(1):17-8. (PMID 9140390)
- Pennington KP et al. BRCA1, TP53, and CHEK2 germline mutations in uterine serous carcinoma. Cancer. 2013 Jan;119(2):332-8. (PMID 22811390)
- Pharoah PD et al. Polygenic susceptibility to breast cancer and implications for prevention. Nat Genet. 2002 May;31(1):33-6. (PMID 11984562)
- Risch HA et al. Population BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation frequencies and cancer penetrances: a kin-cohort study in Ontario. J Natl Cncer Inst. 2006 Dec;98(23):1694-706. (PMID 17148771)
- Roa BB et al. Ashkenazi Jewish population frequencies for common mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Nat Genet. 1996 Oct;14(2):185-7. (PMID 8841191)
- Struewing JP et al. The carrier frequency of the BRCA1 185delAG mutation is approximately 1 percent in Ashkenazi Jewish individuals. Nat Genet. 1995 Jan;12(1):110. (PMID 7550349)
- Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute. SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2009: Lifetime Risk Tables (URL: http://surveillance.cancer.gov/devcan) [May 2013 accessed].
- The Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium. Cancer risks in BRCA2 mutation carriers. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999 Aug;91(15):1310-6. (PMID 10433620)
- Van der Groep P, van der Wall E, and van Diest PJ. Pathology of hereditary breast cancer. Cell Oncol (Dordrecht). 2011 Apr;34(2):71-88. (PMID: 21336636)
- Walsh T et al. Mutations in 12 genes for inherited ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma identified by massively parallel sequencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2011 Nov;108(44):18032-7. (PMID: 22006311)