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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-109

Practical consensus recommendation on when to do BRCA testing

1 Department of Oncology, Shalby Cancer and Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Radiation Oncology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Medical Oncology, Action Balajee Cancer Center, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Medicine, INHS Sanjivani, Kochi, Kerala, India
7 Department of Medical Oncology, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana, India
8 Department of Medical Oncology, Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India
9 Department of Medical Oncology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
10 Department of Oncology, Hakim Sanaullah Cancer Center, Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India
11 Department of Radiation Oncology, Jolly Grant Himalayan Institute, Dehradoon, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Purvish M Parikh
Department of Oncology, Shalby Cancer and Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sajc.sajc_112_18

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BRCA-mutation associated breast cancer and to future cancer risks and sensitivity to systemic therapies. Now that rapid genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is available, BRCA mutation status can be considered when making treatment and prevention decisions for BRCA testing, BRCA mutation carriers with breast cancer. Expert group used data from published literature, practical experience, and opinion of a large group of academic oncologists, to arrive at practical consensus recommendations for use by the community oncologists.

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