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BREAST CANCER: ACMG have issued guidance against testing all patients with breast cancer for inherited predisposition; rather, they favour careful case-by-case assessment of risk


Dec. 23, 2019


The ACMG position contrasts with recent guidance from the American Society of Breast Surgeons recommending testing of all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients for germline predisposition.

ACMG Statement: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41436-019-0712-x and the official Statement the American Society of Breast Surgeons: https://www.breastsurgeons.org/docs/statements/Consensus-Guideline-on-Genetic-Testing-for-Hereditary-Breast-Cancer.pdf