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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
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Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility – Women Whose Family History Is Not Associated with an Increased Risk

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine genetic counseling or BRCA testing for women whose family history is not associated with an increased risk for potentially harmful mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
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Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. BRCA-related Cancer: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing final recommendation statement [Internet]. 2013 Dec [cited 2013 Feb 27]. First published in Ann Intern Med 2013 Dec 24;143:355–61. Available from: