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New approaches to managing risk of familial breast cancer

Publication date: Saturday, 08 June 2013
Contributor(s): Nicola West

Women with a family history of breast cancer are increasingly proactive in seeking help. As a result, breast centres and cancer genetics departments have seen an increase in referrals. This has no doubt had repercussions for workload in primary care, especially given the updated guideline on familial breast cancer from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). These recommendations have lowered the threshold for genetic testing, and have introduced the possibility of chemoprevention with tamoxifen or raloxifene.
Category: Editorial
Edition: WHJ-Online
Contributor(s): Nicola West

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