If you have not taken the test to determine whether you are at risk of the BRCA mutation, there's an easy start online, the hereditary cancer quiz. Risk factors for the BRCA mutations include:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Are You At Risk of the BRCA Mutation?
The good news on BRCA screening is that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to ban gene patenting opens the field up to more competition. And more competition means lower prices. Already, costs have been reduced from 20 percent to more than 40 percent from before the decision last June, according to several industry reps I talked to today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Ideally, competition will also lead to better quality, with reduced errors such as false positives.