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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2013

BRCA-Related Cancer: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing For Low-Risk Women

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine genetic counseling or BRCA testing in women whose family history is not associated with an increased risk for potentially harmful mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. This is a D recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Cancer
Genomics
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. BRCA-Related Cancer: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing recommendation statement [Internet]. 2013 Dec [cited 2014 Jan 8]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/brcatest/brcatestfinalrs.htm