Trends in Positive BRCA Test Results Among Older Women

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: National health record data were used to examine whether the rate of positive tests for variants of the BRCA gene that increase the risk for certain cancers changed among older women in the United States between 2008 and 2018.

Authors: Fangjian Guo, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, is the corresponding author.

 

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