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Influence of age and BRCA status on contralateral breast cancer risk

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Published: 16.12.11
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Alexandra van den Broek - Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam

Alexandra van den Broek talks to ecancer.tv about research indicating that age and BRCA status can be used as predictors of contralateral breast cancer risk. This small scale study revealed that patients diagnosed with first case of breast cancer who are under the age of 41 or diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer are at higher risk to develop contralateral breast cancer. If these results are validated by further studies, age status and BRCA receptor status should be included in guidelines for prophylactic measures, screening and follow up of BRCA mutation carriers. 

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