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Volume 31   Number 22   December 5-12, 2013About the Update


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Reports and Publications


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A rapid genetic counselling and testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer is associated with high rate of risk-reducing mastectomy in BRCA1/2-positive Italian women
Cortesi L, et al. Ann Oncol 2013 Nov

Breast cancer risk assessment in 8,824 women attending a family history evaluation and screening programme
Evans DG, et al. Fam Cancer 2013 Nov

Cancer risk communication, predictive testing and management in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK: general practitioners' and breast surgeons' current practice and preferred practice responsibilities
Nippert I, et al. J Community Genet 2013 Dec

Cost effectiveness of a 21-gene recurrence score assay versus canadian clinical practice in post-menopausal women with early-stage estrogen or progesterone-receptor-positive, axillary lymph-node positive breast cancer
Hannouf MB, et al. Pharmacoeconomics 2013 Nov

Gene-environment interactions in cancer epidemiology: a National Cancer Institute Think Tank report.
Hutter CM, et al. Genet Epidemiol. 2013 Nov;37(7):643-57.

Hereditary ovarian and breast cancer: what have we learned?
Lynch HT, et al. Ann Oncol. 2013 Nov;24 Suppl 8:viii83-viii95.

Increased rate of phenocopies in all age groups in BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation kindred, but increased prospective breast cancer risk is confined to BRCA2 mutation carriers.
Evans DG, et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Nov 27.

BRCA2 familial breast CA risk high even without BRCA mutation, MPR, Dec 2

Knowledge of and practice patterns for hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes in Korean surgical residents
Park J, et al. Ann Coloproctol 2013 Oct;29(5):186-91

Online prostate cancer screening decision aid for at-risk men: A randomized trial
Watts KJ, et al. Health Psychol 2013 Nov

Ovarian cancer familial relative risks by tumour subtypes and by known ovarian cancer genetic susceptibility variants
Jervis S, et al. J Med Genet 2013 Nov

Personalized cancer treatments suffer setback. Analysis suggests studies give conflicting answers about whether cancers respond to targeted drugs. By Erika Check Hayden, Nature News, Nov 27

Preliminary report of the relationship between experience of death of a relative, illness perception, and psychological outcome among BRCA carriers
Samama D, et al. Psychol Health Med 2013 Nov

Genomic Tests

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Technology assessment of genetic testing for risk of recurrent cancer, [PDF 6.49 MB] Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, Nov 2013

SLCO1B1 polymorphisms and statin-induced myopathy
Stewart A, PLoS Currents: Evidence on Genomic Tests 2013 Dec 4


Prenatal/Reproductive testing

Reviews & Commentaries on Science & Technology

Tools and Databases

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Genetics and genomics for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease: Update: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Ganesh SK, Arnett DK, Assimes TL, Basson CT, Chakravarti A, Ellinor PT, Engler MB, Goldmuntz E, Herrington DM, Hershberger RE, Hong Y, Johnson JA, Kittner SJ, McDermott DA, Meschia JF, Mestroni L, O'Donnell CJ, Psaty BM, Vasan RS, Ruel M, Shen WK, Terzic A, Waldman SA; on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascul. Circulation. 2013 Dec 2.

Gene-environment interactions in cancer epidemiology: a National Cancer Institute Think Tank report.
Hutter CM, Mechanic LE, Chatterjee N, Kraft P, Gillanders EM; NCI Gene-Environment Think Tank. Abnet CC, Amos C, Balshaw D, Bickeböller H, Bierut LJ, Boffetta P, Bondy M, Chanock S, Chatterjee N, Chen HS, Cox N, Divi R, Dupuis J, Ellison G, Fallin MD, Gauderman WJ, Gillanders E, Haiman C, Hutter C, Simonds NI, Iversen E, Khoury MJ, Kraft P, Le Marchand L, Lin D, McAllister K, Mechanic L, Peters U, Prentice R, Rebbeck T, Reedy J, Rothman N, Schully S, Seminara D, Shaughnessy D, Shete S, Spiegelman D, Stram DO, Thomas D, Wang M, Wang W, Weinberg C, Winn DM, Witte JS. Genet Epidemiol. 2013 Nov;37(7):643-57. doi: 10.1002/gepi.21756. Epub 2013 Oct 5.

Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method to detect Histoplasma capsulatum DNA in clinical samples.
Scheel CM, Zhou Y, Theodoro RC, Abrams B, Balajee SA, Litvintseva AP. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Nov 27.

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