BRCA-Related Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer syndrome, previously known as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC), is a well-known hereditary cancer syndrome characterized by increased risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers and possibly melanoma. Genetic counseling and testing can help individuals learn more about their cancer risks as well as their options for…

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Investigators at Ambry Genetics, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the University of Utah, and the University of California at Irvine have tapped into Ambry’s large collection of multigene panel test results to clarify hereditary cancer associations in high-risk patients — identifying gene-specific cancer associations they hope will inform future hereditary cancer test guidance.

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