ICARE Social Media Post September 2020

NCCN Genetic Testing Criteria Updates by Cancer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on September 8th, 2020, which included updates to genetic testing criteria by cancer type as follows:
Breast Cancer: 
  • Broadened to include relatives with ALL grades of prostate cancer (not just high-grade)
  • Now having multiple breast cancer diagnoses is NOT dependent on whether the diagnoses were on two different breasts
Prostate Cancer: 
  • Now includes cribriform histology and ANY risk group (not just high-grade prostate cancer) 
  • Only first-degree relatives should be offered genetic testing 
Pancreatic Cancer: 
  • Only first-degree relatives should be offered genetic testing
You can check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf 

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