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ICARE Social Media Post September 2020

NCCN Genetic Testing Criteria Updates by Cancer

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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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