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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Ask the Expert 

The below question was addressed by ICARE Founder, Dr. Tuya Pal, and her oncology colleague, Dr. Sonya Reid. Dr. Pal is a Professor of Genetic Medicine, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, and the Associate Director for Cancer Health Disparities at VanderbiltIngram Cancer Center. Dr. Reid is an Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Inherited Cancer Treatment Updates

Lynch Syndrome Carriers with Advanced Uterine Cancer: Treatment with PembrolizumabWomen with Lynch Syndrome are at high risk for uterine cancer. The type of uterine cancer they develop has the tumorcharacteristic of being ‘MSI-H’. A new study indicated treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) resulted in benefit inpatients with MSI-H advanced uterine cancer. Von Hippel-Lindau Patients: Treatment of …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

  BRCA1/2 Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer

A new study found that among BRCA1/2 carriers, oral contraceptive use strongly lowered cancer risk over one’s lifetime, even though at first, they raise risks of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer.Schrijver et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 Jan. PMID: 35048954. Social media post February 15th, 2022. Available at:https://tinyurl.com/post21522.

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

  BRCA1/2 and Male Cancer Risks 

A recent international study found that male BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers have a higher risk for breast, pancreatic, and stomach cancer. Additionally, male BRCA2 carriers were found to have higher risks for prostate cancer. See the below table for the specific risk levels: Li et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jan. PMID: 35077220. Social media …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Polygenic Risk Scores and Inherited Breast Cancer Genes: BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM  

Breast MRIs are advised in women with >20% lifetime risk of breast cancer. A new study showed that breast cancer risks in BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 carriers remained higher than 20%, regardless of whether polygenic risk scores (PRS) were done, suggesting this is of limited help in refining screening. In contrast, PRS downgraded breast cancer …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Li-Fraumeni Syndrome and Cancer Risks 

A new study reported on differences in the TP53 mutations between patients who met vs those who did not meet Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) testing criteria. Several variants were identified multiple times in those who did and did not meet LFS clinical criteria: p.R175, p.G245, p.R248, p.R273, and p.R282. Other variants were exclusively found in those …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 CDH1 and Stomach Cancer 

A recent study of women with hereditary lobular breast cancer due to CDH1 mutations found high rates ofundetected stomach cancer (with signet ring features). The findings suggested that among CDH1 carriers, there werevery high risks for stomach cancer, even when family history of stomach cancer was absent.Gamble et al. JAMA Surg. 2021 Oct. PMID: 34643667. …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 Community Spotlight 

When I was just 8 years old my mother was diagnosed with a very aggressive breast cancer. I didn’t reallyunderstand the concept of cancer at that age, but I knew what was happening was terrible. After manysurgeries and treatments, she passed away 2 years later at the age of 35. There was no hereditary cancertesting …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 ATM -associated Cancer Risks 

Female ATM carriers have approximately a 2-fold risk, on average, for developing breast cancer, which was confirmed through two large studies that reported risks (odds ratio) as 2.10 (95% CI, 1.71–2.57)1 and 1.82 (95% CI, 1.46–2.27). Both studies reported an association with ER+ tumors. Another recent study estimated breast cancer risks to be 13% by …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 Screening & Treatment Updates: New Modeling Analysis About Breast Cancer Screening in ATM and CHEK2 Carriers 

Using information from twelve prior population-based studies, a modeling analysis was done to look at when to start mammography and breast MRI in females with inherited mutations in genes including ATM and CHEK2. Overall, findings showed that starting annual MRI screening between age 30 to 35 and mammography at age 40 may lower death from …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 Which Genes Are Confirmed as ‘Inherited Breast Cancer Genes’? 

There were two large studies published early last year that evaluated which genes raise risks for breast cancer, including breast cancer patients from many centers worldwide, representing the largest available datasets to look at this question. These efforts were led by the worldwide Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC)1 and the United States-based CARRIERS consortium. The …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

  BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk Updates

During preventive surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes (called a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy orRRSO), a new study found that the detection of tubal intraepithelial carcinoma predicts the risk of later peritonealcancer.1 These findings show the importance of timely RRSO and the need to do a careful pathology exam of the ovaries and fallopian tubes …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Updates 

Check out the full NCCN guidelines by creating a FREE account at www.nccn.org Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic – Released September 7th, 2022› Testing eligibility based on personal history of any type of breast cancer in females was updated from age ≤45 to ≤50 making more females with breast cancer eligible for testing …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2021 
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Polygenic Risk Scores and Breast Cancer Risks: BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, ATM , and beyond!

A recent study found use of a polygenic risk score (PRS) modified the estimated riskof breast cancer among both carriers and non-carriers of inherited breast cancerpredisposition genes. Taking PRS into account, more than 95% of BRCA1, BRCA2,and PALB2 carriers had greater than 20% lifetime risks of breast cancer. In contrast,among ATM and CHEK2 carriers without …

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Newsletter Fall 2021

Inherited Cancer Treatment Updates

Early-stage, high-risk breast cancer in BRCA carriers: Results of the highly awaited phase 3 OlympiA trial showed promising results for EARLY STAGE (i.e., localized Stage 2-3) high-risk breast cancer patients with a BRCA mutation who were treated with a PARP inhibitor (olaparib) in the adjuvant setting (i.e., AFTER surgery).1 Early-stage breast cancer in this trial …

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Newsletter Fall 2021

Modifying Risks in BRCA Carriers

Breast cancer risks: A risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (i.e., removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes) in BRCA carriers was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer within five years after surgery, with evidence of longer-term risk reduction among those with BRCA1 variants.1 Ovarian cancer risks: A new study reported that the use of oral contraceptives …

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Newsletter Fall 2021

Breast Cancer Risks Remain High in PALB2 & BRCA

A new study found that lifetime breast cancer risk is 15% or more in female BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 carriers over age 65. This level of risk warrants consideration for continuing breast MRI.1 These results are similar to those of a study that included ICARE participants,2 which reported the risk of developing breast cancer remains …

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Newsletter Fall 2021

PALB2 : Increasingly Recognized as the Third Most Important Inherited Breast Cancer Gene

In May 2021, a clinical practice resource was released by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) from a global team of cancer genetics specialists (see figure) to help guide the care of PALB2 carriers.1 PALB2 is considered the third most important breast cancer risk gene, after BRCA1 and BRCA2, with PALB2 carriers …

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Newsletter Fall 2021

Updates to NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment

Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines V.1.2022: Released August 11th, 2021 Colorectal Cancer Guidelines V.1.2021: Released May 11th, 2021 Check out the full NCCN guidelines by creating a FREE account at www.nccn.org

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2023

Inherited Breast Cancers Across Populations

Did you know that BRCA1/2 are amongst the most well-studied genes, yet most BRCA1/2 studies have been done in White populations? This means our knowledge about genes and risks comes primarily from White populations. • Some research suggests that BRCA1/2 gene mutations may be more common in young Black women with breast cancer. • Even …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2023

Updates to NCCN Guidelines: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) just released updated breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines which included updated breast cancer screening recommendations for male BRCA carriers (particularly male BRCA2 carriers). It is now recommended that male BRCA carriers consider annual mammograms starting at age 50 or 10 years before the earliest male breast cancer in …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2023

New Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model for BRCA1/2 Carriers

A new risk prediction model was developed to assess the risk of contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1/2 carriers. Risks are higher with:• Younger age at first breast cancer• Close family member with breast and/or ovarian cancer• Mutation located near the 3′ region of the gene Risks are lower with:• Endocrine therapy Use the link in …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2022

Bilateral Mastectomy in BRCA1/2, PALB2, ATM, & CHEK2 Carriers

A recent study including data from ICARE participants found similar rates of bilateral mastectomy across high (BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2) and moderate (ATM, CHEK2) penetrance genes. The high rates of bilateral mastectomies seen in those with moderate penetrance genes is concerning for overtreatment. Use the link in our bio to learn more! Reference: Reid et al. …

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2022

Guidelines for Hereditary Breast Cancer Treatment

The Expert Panel Consensus, chaired by the Society of Surgical Oncology with the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Radiation Oncology, published new recommendations for hereditary breast cancer treatment. Learn more at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32898012/ Reference: Corso & Magnoni. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2021;30(4):311-314. PMID: 32898012.

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2022

October 21 – National Mammography Day

National Mammography Day is observed annually on the third Friday of every October. Today acts as reminder to everyone that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer!

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2022

October 13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Today is a day to raise awareness about the importance of furthering cancer research.

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2022

NCCN Familial/Genetic High Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian & Pancreatic Guidelines single post 3

On September 7th, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines. In these new guidelines, genetic testing eligibility based on age at breast cancer diagnosis in females was updated from ≤ 45 to ≤ 50 making more females with breast cancer eligible for testing regardless of family history …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2022

CanRisk Tool

Have you heard of the CanRisk Tool?The CanRisk Tool provides health care professionals a user-friendly resource to carry out breast and ovarian cancer risk predictions. It is the first freely accessible cancer risk prediction program!Read the full article at the link in bio!Reference: Carver et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Mar;30(3):469-473. PMID: 33335023.

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ICARE Featured Video October 2022

NCCN Genetic/Familial Guideline Updates (V1.2023 & V.1.2022)

Below you may watch a featured video from the October 2022 Genetics Case Conference in which ICARE Principal Investigator, Tuya Pal, MD, discusses recent updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2022

NCCN Familial/Genetic High Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian & Pancreatic Guidelines – single post 2

On September 7th, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines. In these new guidelines, the age to start breast MRI screening in female ATM and CHEK2 carriers was updated from age 40 to 30-35 making more females eligible for screening at an earlier age.Check out the new …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2022

Breast cancer risks: BRCA1/2 carriers with risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO)

Three recent studies found varying results when evaluating breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 carriers with risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO). Use the links in our bio to learn more!

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2022

Bilateral Oophorectomy: Breast Cancer Risks in BRCA1 Carriers

A recent study, including ICARE participants, found preventive removal of the ovaries does not reduce breast cancer risk in BRCA1 carriers. These findings highlight that study bias can influence results.Read the full article at the link in our bio! 🔗⁠⁠Reference: Kotsopoulos et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 Jul 1;31(7):1351-1358. PMID: 35477169.

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2022

NCCN Familial/Genetic High Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian & Pancreatic Guidelines – single post 1

On September 7th, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines. In this new version, a table was added at the end of the guidelines to summarize inherited cancer content across 𝗮𝗹𝗹 NCCN guidelines, including live links to the guidelines and sections referenced (see page 54 on the …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2022

ATM: Breast Cancer Risks

A recent study found that even though ATM has been clearly identified as a breast cancer risk gene with an estimated risk of 13% up to age 80, variant-specific penetrance estimates are needed to guide risk management plans for those with pathogenic mutations.Read the full article at the link in our bio for more info! …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2022

NCCN Familial/Genetic High Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian & Pancreatic Guidelines

On September 7th, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines.Check out the new guidelines at:https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2022

Nipple sparing mastectomy: BRCA1/2 carriers

According to a recent study, a bilateral prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy appears to be at least equally as safe as other types of mastectomy for preventing breast cancer. Read the full article at the link in our bio for more info! 🔗⁠Reference: Stanek et al. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2022 Apr;46(2):706-711. PMID: 34342702.

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2022

ATM: Breast Cancer Risks

ATM variants are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, with the ATM V2424G variant causing the highest risks and ATM D1853V, L546V, and S707P variants being the least predictive.Read the full article here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33402103/Reference: Moslemi, et al. BMC Cancer. 2021 Jan 5;21(1):27. PMID: 33402103.

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2022

ATM: High and Moderate Risks for Multiple Cancers

A recent study found that pathogenic variants in the Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated (ATM) gene are associated with multiple cancers. Specifically, moderate-to-high risks for pancreatic, prostate, gastric, and invasive ductal breast cancers, and low-to-moderate risks for ductal carcinoma in situ, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma.This provides more data to guide risks and …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2022

Breast Cancer Genes in Women of African Ancestry

A recent study in women of African ancestry confirmed genes previously identified to have associations with breast cancer risk (BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, ATM, TP53, NF1, and CHEK2) and provided new evidence of breast cancer risk for RAD51C and RAD51D, which was identified previously in European ancestry populations.Check out the full article at 👇https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35396981/Reference: Díaz-Zabala, et …

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2022

Spring 2022 Ask the Expert

In every ICARE newsletter we give our participants the opportunity to have a question addressed by an expert in the field. In the latest edition, ICARE Founder, Dr. Tuya Pal, and her oncology colleague, Dr. Sonya Reid, discuss the types of inherited breast cancer and whether having an inherited form of breast cancer affects survival.Check …

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2022

BRCA1/2 Carriers with Breast Cancer: Olaparib & Survival

A new study found that adjuvant olaparib significantly extended survival in BRCA1/2 carriers with HER2-negative high-risk early-stage breast cancer. Learn more at the following link: https://www.healio.com/news/hematology-oncology/20220323/adjuvant-olaparib-prolongs-survival-for-certain-patients-with-early-breast-cancer

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2022

Breast Cancer Mortality & MRI Screening: ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2

A new study suggests that annual breast MRI screening may reduce deaths from breast cancer by half in women with ATM, CHEK2 and PALB2 gene mutations. The data suggests starting with annual breast MRIs between the ages of 30 to 35, and adding annual mammograms starting at age 40. Read the full article to learn …

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2022

BRCA1/2: Asian Breast Cancer Patients

A new study highlights the importance of customizing mutation carrier prediction models in order to improve the accuracy of predicting the likelihood of carrying a BRCA mutation in Asian breast cancer patients.Read the article for more info!https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.21.01647?cid=DM9826&bid=143994923Reference: Hong Ang et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Feb 10;JCO2101647. PMID: 35143328.

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2022

Breast Cancer: Leading Cause Of Cancer-Associated Death Among Black Women

Did you know breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among Black women in the United States? Although Black women are at a lower risk for developing breast cancer, they are 41% more likely to die of breast cancer compared with White women.Future research is needed to reverse course, through …

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2022

FDA Approves Olaparib for Adjuvant Treatment of High-risk Early Breast Cancer

On March 11th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved olaparib (Lynparza) for the adjuvant treatment of BRCA1/2 carriers with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, high-risk early breast cancer who have been treated with neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy.Learn more at 👇https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resources-information-approved-drugs/fda-approves-olaparib-adjuvant-treatment-high-risk-early-breast-cancer

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Genetic Testing & Mortality Among Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

A recent study found there were BETTER short-term outcomes among women with:• triple-negative breast cancer and BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations• ovarian cancer and BRCA2, BRIP1, RAD51C, or ATM mutationsThese findings may be reassuring to individuals with inherited gene mutations related to breast and ovarian cancer. Read the article to learn more!https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34373918/Reference: Kurian et al. J …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2022

BRCA1/2 Cancer Risks: Oral Contraceptives

A new study found that among BRCA1/2 carriers oral contraceptive use strongly decreases lifetime cancer risk, despite an 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 increase in breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer risk. Read the full article to learn more!https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35048954/Reference: Schrijver et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 Jan 20;djac004. PMID: 35048954

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2022

Polygenic Risk Scores: BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, CHEK2 & ATM

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2022

Breast Cancer Characteristics Across Genes

 

A new study demonstrated that breast cancer pathology and other clinical features differ by inherited breast cancer gene. Read the full article to learn more!https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2788577Reference: Breast Cancer Association Consortium. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Jan 27. PMID: 35084436

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2022

Male Cancer Risks: BRCA1 & BRCA2

A new study found that male BRCA1/2 carriers have a higher risk for breast, pancreatic, and stomach cancer. Additionally, male BRCA2 carriers were found to have higher risks for prostate cancer. Read the full Journal of Clinical Oncology article to learn more!https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.21.02112Reference: Li et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jan 25;JCO2102112. PMID: 35077220.

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2022

Overview of genetic services delivery for hereditary breast cancer

A recent article by Drs. Sonya Reid, Tuya Pal, and Lucy Spalluto, and Katie Lang, MS, CGC and Anne Weidner, MPH of the ICARE team, has just been published with @SpringerNature in 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵. This article outlines the importance of genetic services and follow-up care for hereditary breast cancer, as well as …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2022

BRCA Breast Cancer Risks After Age 60

A study that included ICARE participants reported the risk of developing breast cancer remains high after age 60 in both BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers. Read the article to learn more!https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33423179/Reference: Stjepanovic et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Jun;187(2):515-523. PMID: 33423179

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2021

Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model for Black Women

 

A new breast cancer model has been developed and validated for breast cancer risk prediction, specifically for Black women in the United States. This is in contrast to prior models, which were developed in White women, and used in Black women (which UNDERPREDICTED risks). This is a notable advance as we strive towards health equity …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2021

FDA Approves PARP Inhibitor (Olaparib) Treatment for some BRCA carriers with Early Stage Breast Cancer

FDA granted priority review to Olaparib for adjuvant treatment of certain patients with high-risk breast cancer. This designation applies to use of the agent by patients with BRCA-mutated, HER2-negative, high-risk early breast cancer who receive chemotherapy before or after surgery. For additional information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/healioFDAapproval

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2021

The Impact of Subtype and Race on Breast Cancer Survival

A recent article 𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗗𝗿𝘀. 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝘆𝗮 𝗥𝗲𝗶𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝘂𝘆𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺, published in 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, outlines the impact of race and molecular subtype on HR+, HER2- breast cancer survival. Check out the full article at https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10549-021-06342-0.pdf Reference: Reid et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Oct;189(3):845-852. PMID: 34331630.

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2021

New NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines (Released August 11th)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on August 11th for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic. 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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ICARE Social Media Post August 2021

Metastatic Breast Cancer Genes

For additional information, read the Journal of Clinical Oncology article at the link below 👇 https://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.20.01200

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2021

New York Times PALB2 Article

A New York Times article just published focused on the importance of PALB2 as a breast cancer gene (https://www.nytimes.com/…/breast-cancer-palb2-brca.html), which referenced our recent article focused on managing PALB2 carriers sponsored by ACMG – American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and developed through a worldwide collaboration (including: Marc Tischkowicz, Judith Balmana, Will Foulkes, Paul James, …

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2021

ASCO Guideline Update: Olaparib for Breast Cancer

For additional information, read the updated American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommendation (released June 15th, 2021) at the following link: https://www.asco.org/practice-patients/guidelines/breast-cancer?intcmp=ws_ascoorg_gdlns_hereditarybreastcancer_site_pressrelease_061621____#/143725

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2021

A Population-Based Study of Genes Previously Implicated in Breast Cancer

For additional information, read the article at the following link: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2005936

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ICARE Featured Video June 2021

PALB2

Below you may watch a featured video from the June 2021 Genetics Case Conference, which focused on PALB2 with guest experts Marc Tischkowitz, MD, PhD from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England and Steven Narod, MD, FRCPC, FRSC from the Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto, Canada.

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2021

Actionable Pathogenic Variants Among Caribbean-Born People With Breast or Ovarian Cancer

For more information, view the article at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2776805

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2021

Olaparib In Patients With Early, High-Risk HER2-Negative Breast Cancer & BRCA Mutations

For more information view the article at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2105215

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Medical Minute

In recognition of 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵, listen to our colleague, Dr. Sonya Reid, talk about the importance of mammography for the early detection of breast cancer! To learn more, check out the American Cancer Society’s Recommendations for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/screening-tests-and-early-detection/american-cancer-society-recommendations-for-the-early-detection-of-breast-cancer.html

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2021

Effect of Salpingo-Oophorectomy on Breast Cancer Risk in Women With BRCA1 or BRCA2 Pathogenic Variants

For more information, view the JAMA Oncology article available at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2776761

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2021

Addressing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment

For more information, read the recently published ASCO Daily News editorial led by 𝗗𝗿. 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝘆𝗮 𝗥𝗲𝗶𝗱 from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which focused on racial disparities in breast cancer clinical trial enrollment: https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.21.200499/full/

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/post42321/

ICARE Social Media Post April 2021

Komen Disparities Resource

Check out Susan G. Komen’s “𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆, 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸” resource, which outlines disparities in breast cancer, how to understand your risk, and recommended screening and management practices. To learn more, please visit: 👉 https://www.komen.org/about-komen/our-impact/breast-cancer/health-equities-initiative/know-your-history/ 👉 https://blog.komen.org/news/black-history-month/

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2021

Olaparib for Metastatic Breast Cancer

For more information, view the article at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.20.02151

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2021

Three Articles: Breast Cancer Risks

For additional information about the: 》US-based study, visit: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa2005936 》International study, visit: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1913948 》Accompanying editorial: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2035083

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2021

Olaparib and Invasive Disease-Free Survival in Patients with BRCA, High-Risk, Early Breast Cancer

For additional information visit: https://www.onclive.com/view/adjuvant-olaparib-showcases-idfs-improvement-in-brca-high-risk-early-breast-cancer

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Inherited Breast Cancer Genes: Two New Important Articles Just Released

Results of a United States (U.S.)-based study1 and an international study2 were released in January in the New England Journal of Medicine and provide a much clearer picture about the role of inherited breast cancer genes in women without a family history of cancer, and how common these genes may be in the general population. …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Updates to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

Released September 8th, 2020: Genetic testing criteria by cancer type: Breast Cancer: Broadened to include relatives with ALL grades of prostate cancer (not just high-grade) Having multiple breast cancer diagnoses no longer depends on whether the diagnoses were on two different breasts Prostate Cancer: Now includes cribriform histology and ANY risk group (not just high-grade …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Exploring Disparities Among Those with Inherited Cancers

It has never been more urgent to ensure that advances in genomic technologies do not further widen existing cancer health disparities. In the fall of 2020, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) put forth a report focused on cancer health disparities, in which they highlighted several issues.1 Notably, disparities in inherited cancer care were …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Study Suggests Low Yield of MRI Surveillance After Bilateral Mastectomy

A study of 159 women, including BRCA1/2 carriers, who had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction and underwent breast MRI screening, showed few women had detection of breast cancer through MRI after their bilateral mastectomy. These results support the recommendation that BRCA1/2 carriers with or without breast cancer who have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction do …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Assessing How Pregnancy and Breastfeeding May Affect Cancer Risks in BRCA Carriers

Results of a recently published study suggested that pregnancy after breast cancer in BRCA carriers does not lead to a worse outcome in women or their fetuses.1 This information is reassuring for BRCA carriers who have had a prior diagnosis of breast cancer and are considering having children. In another study among female BRCA carriers …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Inherited Cancer Treatment: Updates and Relevant Policies

Over the last several months, the American Society of Clinical Oncology published a number of guidelines related to the use of PARP inhibitors among those with BRCA-associated cancers, including guidelines focused on ovarian cancer,1 metastatic pancreatic cancer,2 and breast cancer.3 Additionally, costs of drugs also have great potential to influence policy, highlighting the importance of …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2021

Strategies to Enhance the Identification of Hereditary Breast Cancer Gene Carriers

Check out a recent review article led by the ICARE team, published in 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴, outlining strategies to improve the identification of inherited breast cancer gene carriers. Check out the full article at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14737159.2020.1816829?needAccess=true

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/post20221/

ICARE Social Media Post January 2021

Male Breast Cancer Global Alliance

The Male Breast Cancer Global Alliance shares stories from male breast cancer survivors all over the world. To learn more and find resources for affected men and their families, please visit www.mbcglobalalliance.org. The Male Breast Cancer Global Alliance also developed printable and shareable cards in over 20 languages outlining the proper way to do self-breast …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2020

Genetic Testing in Women with Breast Cancer

Approximately 4,000 women with breast cancer were tested for mutations in nine breast cancer genes – 6.2% had mutations in at least one of the nine genes, and 2.7% had mutations in either 𝘽𝙍𝘾𝘼1 or 𝘽𝙍𝘾𝘼2. Comparisons between women who did versus did not meet National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for testing showed that: …

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ICARE Publication December 2020

Contribution of Germline Predisposition Gene Mutations to Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

Abstract Background: The risks of breast cancer in African American (AA) women associated with inherited mutations in breast cancer predisposition genes are not well defined. Thus, whether multigene germline hereditary cancer testing panels are applicable to this population is unknown. We assessed associations between mutations in panel-based genes and breast cancer risk in 5054 AA women …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2020

PALB2-associated Metastatic Breast Cancer

For further information, view the article at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.20.02151

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/post121120/

ICARE Featured Video December 2020

NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

Below you may watch a featured video from the December 2020 Genetics Case Conference, which outlined updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. 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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ICARE Social Media Post December 2020

New NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on November 20th for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic. You can check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/…/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2020

Breast Cancer Polygenic Risk Score May Help Predict Risk of Contralateral Disease

For further information, view the article available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/pii/S0002929720303219

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2020

Impact of Pregnancy After Breast Cancer in Women With Deleterious Germline BRCA Mutations

Check out the original article by visiting: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32673153/

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2020

ASCO Guideline Updates: Breast Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published updated guidelines for the management of hereditary breast cancer for the following gene carriers:   𝘽𝙍𝘾𝘼1/2 • Consider breast-conserving therapy • Consider nipple-sparing mastectomy, if medically appropriate • Advanced breast cancer: ⫸ PARP inhibitors (olaparib, talazoparib) preferred over non-platinum single agent chemotherapy ⫸ Platinum agents are recommended …

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2020

Polygenic Risk Scores in Predicting Breast Cancer Risk

For further information, view the article available at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/PO.19.00360

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2020

B-GREAT 2020 Newsletter

The B-GREAT 2020 Newsletter is now available! Check out this latest edition for research updates and information about racial inequalities in healthcare. You can read the newsletter by visiting: https://bgreatinitiative.inheritedcancer.net/wp-content/uploads/BGREAT-Newsletter-2020.pdf. Please feel free to share with family members, friends, and/or your healthcare providers.  We will be publishing these newsletters twice a year starting in 2021. …

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ICARE Publication November 2020

Family communication of genetic test results among women with inherited breast cancer genes

Abstract Identification of inherited breast cancer may guide care. These benefits can be amplified through communication of genetic test results with at-risk family members and subsequent family testing (FT). Females with a pathogenic/likely pathogenic (P/LP) variant in BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and/or ATM were surveyed about family communication (FC) of genetic test results and FT. Comparisons …

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2020

Clinical Trial Participation Powers Patient’s Positive Attitude

Brooke Thomas has leaned on 12 years of experience as a medical social worker and found ways to stay positive and upbeat through it all – and she has a lot to be positive about these days, thanks to an amazing response to her treatment as part of a clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

CDH1: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝘾𝘿𝙃𝟭 Cancer Risks and Management per NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast/Ovarian/Pancreatic Version 1.2021 and Gastric Version 3.2020: 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast cancer risk: Elevated at 55% – Recommend annual mammogram starting at age 30; consider breast MRI with contrast starting at age 30. 𝗠𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Stomach cancer risk: Elevated at 83% for women, and 67% …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

Polygenic Risk Scores in Refining Breast Cancer Risks

For further information, view the article available at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2767768

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

PTEN: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝙋𝙏𝙀𝙉 Cancer Risks and Management per National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast/Ovarian/Pancreatic Version 1.2021: 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast cancer risk: Elevated at 85% – Recommend annual mammogram starting at age 30-35 (or 5-10 years before the earliest known breast cancer in the family); consider breast MRI with contrast starting at age 30-35; consider …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

Three Genetic Variants Identified That May Raise Breast Cancer Risks in Men

For more information, view the article available at: https://academic.oup.com/jnci/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jnci/djaa101/5885091

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

TP53: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝙏𝙋𝟱𝟯 Syndrome: Li-Fraumeni Cancer Risks and Management per National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast/Ovarian/Pancreatic Version 1.2021: 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast cancer risk: Elevated at 54% – Recommend clinical breast exam every 6-12 months starting at age 20, annual breast MRI with contrast starting at age 20, and annual mammogram starting at age 30; …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

CHEK2: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝘾𝙃𝙀𝙆2 Cancer Risks and Management per National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Version 1.2020 & Breast/Ovarian/Pancreatic Version 1.2021: 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast Cancer Risk: Elevated at 28-44% – Recommend annual mammogram starting at age 40 and consider annual breast MRIs with contrast starting at age 40. 𝗠𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Colorectal Cancer Risk: Elevated …

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ICARE Featured Video September & October 2020

NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

Below you may watch a featured video from the September 2020 and October 2020 Genetics Case Conference, which outlined updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/video100820/

ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

Addition of Veliparib to Carboplatin/Paclitaxel in Previously Treated Patients With BRCA-Mutated Advanced Breast Cancer

Among BRCA carriers with metastatic breast cancer, the combination of veliparib AND chemotherapy with platinum-based agents (carboplatin) and taxanes (paclitaxel) led to a longer duration of progression free survival (disease that did not progress), compared to those treated with ONLY chemotherapy. To read the full article visit: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(20)30447-2/fulltext [This finding was previously outlined last year …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

ATM: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝘼𝙏𝙈 Cancer Risks and Management (per NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Version 1.2021) 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast cancer risk: Elevated at 30% – Recommend annual mammogram starting at age 40 and consider annual breast MRIs starting at age 40. Ovarian cancer risk: Possibly increased, not well established – Manage based on family history. …

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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 …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2020

NCCN Breast Cancer Pathology Updates

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on September 8th, 2020. 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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ICARE Publication September 2020

Strategies to enhance identification of hereditary breast cancer gene carriers

No abstract available Reid S, et al. Strategies to enhance identification of hereditary breast cancer gene carriers. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2020 Sep; 20(9):861-865. Epub 2020 Sep 11. PMID: 32856489. 

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2020

NCCN Breast Cancer Risk Management Updates by Gene

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on September 8th, 2020, which included updates to breast cancer risk management recommendations by gene as follows:  NBN – high-risk breast screening was removed as there is insufficient evidence to support high cancer risks BARD1 – added consideration for high-risk breast screening starting at age 40  …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2020

ACMG Guidelines for Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer

Check out Vanderbilt’s article about genetic testing considerations at: https://discover.vumc.org/2020/02/genetic-testing-considerations-for-breast-cancer-patients/     Check out the original document from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41436-019-0712-x

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2020

Older Women with Breast Cancer Have Higher Risks of Ovarian and Other Cancers

Among 4,500 post-menopausal women with breast cancer, 3.55% had a mutation in a gene associated with inherited breast cancer (3-fold higher than what was seen among women who were cancer-free). BRCA1/2 mutations were seen more frequently in women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 65 (2.21%) compared to those diagnosed after age 65 …

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2020

MRI Surveillance Has Very Low Yield After Bilateral Mastectomy and Reconstruction

A study of 159 women, including BRCA carriers, who had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, underwent breast MRI screening. The results showed few women had detection of breast cancer through MRI, after their bilateral mastectomy. These results support the recommendation against screening MRI in women who have had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction due to a diagnosis …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2020

Identifying Individuals At-Risk for Inherited Cancer

We have known for a while that many people who have mutations in BRCA1/2 and other inherited cancer risk genes are unaware of their mutation as they have not yet had genetic testing. A recent study among women aged 20 or older living in California and Georgia, which included almost 80,000 breast cancer patients and …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2020

Treatment Advances Among BRCA1/2 Carriers

There continue to be ongoing advances in treatment studies among those with inherited cancer gene mutations, which are rapidly being followed by FDA approval for specific cancer treatments. Select studies and advances are summarized below: BRCA1/2 Carriers:  Breast Cancer: For those with later stage or metastatic breast cancer, the FDA currently has approvals for the use …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2020

Guideline-Concordant Care Among Women with Inherited Cancer Gene Mutations

Testing for inherited cancer among breast cancer patients has tremendous potential to guide appropriate care following testing. Yet, a number of efforts suggest that women are not consistently receiving care according to current national guidelines based on their genetic test result. In fact, results from studies suggest many women for whom risk-reducing mastectomy would not …

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2020

CDC Resource for Free Breast Cancer Screening

We are here to help! Our followers asked us to provide information about screening resources for women with hereditary breast cancer. We would like to make folks aware about a CDC program that provides free breast cancer screening for women who are uninsured and underinsured. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Check out more information at: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/ ⁣⁣

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2020

Presymptomatic BRCA1/2 Carriers May Have Better Outcomes

Check out the article at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2768011

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/post80720/

ICARE Social Media Post August 2020

Disparities in BRCA Counseling Across Diverse Populations

A recently published study based on data from our participants showed that few young Black women with breast cancer see a genetic counselor AND those with insurance are LESS likely to see a genetic counselor. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ For more information, check out the full study at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41436-020-0762-0 

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/post80420/

ICARE Social Media Post August 2020

Genes That Predispose African American Women to Breast Cancer

A recently published study based on data including our participants identified genes that predispose African American patients to breast cancer.  For more information, check out the full study at: https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/doi/10.1093/jnci/djaa040/5838706.

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ICARE Social Media Post July 2020

Racial Inequalities in Genetics

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”1″ display=”basic_slideshow” arrows=”1″ show_thumbnail_link=”0″]It is important to talk about racial inequalities in healthcare as it affects the care received among Black patients. Through our research efforts, we not only want to address the issue of racism but also think about ways to make healthcare more equitable. A recently published study including our research …

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ICARE Social Media Post July 2020

Breast Cancer Risks May be Higher in Women with Two CHEK2 Mutations Versus One CHEK2 Mutation

A study comparing women with two CHEK2 mutations to one CHEK2 mutation showed that those with two mutations were: -more likely to get breast cancer (80.6% versus 41.2%) -more likely to be diagnosed at or below age 50 (61.3% versus 23.9%) -more likely to have a second breast cancer diagnosis (22.6% versus 8.1%) These findings …

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ICARE Social Media Post July 2020

BRCA1/2 and Other Gene Carriers with Breast Cancer Don’t Always Receive Recommended Treatment

BRCA1/2 and other gene mutation carriers with early stage breast cancer are not always receiving cancer treatment as recommended by national guidelines. Even though more and more people have been tested for hereditary cancer over the years, using this information accurately to guide treatment has not been as successful. These findings highlight the need for …

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ICARE Publication July 2020

Update on multi-gene panel testing and communication of genetic test results

Abstract With technological advances, multi-gene panel testing has become increasingly used to identify patients at risk for hereditary breast cancer (HBC). There are currently evidence-based interventions and breast cancer screening strategies that exist for cancer prevention and early detection among patients with HBC. Moreover, in addition to the personal impact of identifying HBC, this information …

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ICARE Social Media Post July 2020

Community Spotlight: Mari-Lynn Slayton

In every ICARE Newsletter we feature an ICARE participant as a community spotlight. Our community spotlight in our Winter 2016 ICARE Newsletter is Mari-Lynn Slayton, who was found to have a PALB2 mutation after two breast cancer diagnoses. Check out her story at: https://inheritedcancer.net/community-spotlight/

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2020

Higher Chance of VUS Results in Minorities

Asian, Hispanic, and Black women with breast cancer had higher rates of variants of uncertain significance (VUS) on genetic test results for hereditary cancer genes compared to White women with breast cancer according to a recent study. Check out the full article at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13187-019-01646-8

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2020

Advances in Treatment for BRCA-Mutated Triple Negative Breast Cancer

In a study of 914 women with different breast cancer subtypes, overall pathologic complete response rates were: Higher in those with BRCA1/2 mutations (60.4% versus 46.7%) No differences were seen in those with mutations in other inherited cancer genes Among patients with triple-negative breast cancer, BRCA1/2 mutations had highest response rates to treatment in both …

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2020

Advances in BRCA1/2 Breast Cancer Treatment

Through a randomized phase 2 study (called the INFORM trial) among BRCA1/2 carriers with breast cancer, cisplatin was no better in inducing pathologic complete remission compared to AC. The pathologic complete remission rate was 18% for cisplatin and 26% for AC. Cisplatin is not better than other chemotherapy for induction therapy for breast cancers in …

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2020

Community Spotlight: Christy Mattey

In every ICARE Newsletter we feature an ICARE participant as a community spotlight. Our latest community spotlight in our Winter 2017 ICARE Newsletter is Christy Mattey, who was found to have a CHEK2 mutation after a breast cancer diagnosis. Check out her story at: https://inheritedcancer.net/community-spotlight/

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2020

Community Spotlight: Terry Arnold

June is Cancer Survivor Month! In every ICARE Newsletter we feature an ICARE participant as a community spotlight. Our latest community spotlight in our Summer 2017 ICARE Newsletter is Terry Arnold, who was found to have a BRCA1 mutation after a breast cancer diagnosis. Check out her story at: https://inheritedcancer.net/community-spotlight/

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2020

Cancer Risk Management Among Female BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM Carriers in ICARE

A new article was recently published based on data from BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM carriers in ICARE. Findings suggest potential overtreatment through risk-reducing surgery among women with pathogenic/likely pathogenic variants in breast cancer genes. This highlights the importance of promoting guideline-adherent, risk-appropriate care. Check out the full article at https://rdcu.be/b4mbg

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ICARE Publication May 2020

Cancer risk management among female BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM carriers

Abstract Purpose: Identification of inherited breast cancer may guide cancer risk management. We sought to compare risk management practices across women with inherited breast cancer genes. Methods: Females with a pathogenic/likely pathogenic (P/LP) variant in BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and/or ATM were surveyed about cancer risk management. Comparisons were made across genes. Results: The 235 participants with P/LP variants …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2020

MRI May Detect Breast Cancer Earlier than Mammograms

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) currently recommends an annual breast MRI and an annual mammography for high-risk women (lifetime breast cancer risk at or above 20%). Among women at high risk for breast cancer, MRI detected breast cancer at an earlier stage than mammograms. Women with BRCA1/2 and TP53 were NOT included in this …

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ICARE Publication May 2020

Patterns and covariates of benefit finding in young Black breast cancer survivors: A longitudinal, observational study

Abstract Objective: To examine the patterns and covariates of benefit finding over time among young Black breast cancer (BC) survivors. Methods: Black women (N = 305) with invasive BC diagnosed ≤50 years were recruited an average of 1.9 years post-BC diagnosis. Participants completed self-report questionnaires of benefit finding, social support, and illness intrusions at three …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2020

CDH1: Gastric and Breast Cancer Risks

CDH1 mutation carriers are at higher risk for diffuse gastric cancer (men and women) and lobular breast cancer (women). Current strategies to manage high risks of gastric cancer include prophylactic gastrectomy (i.e., removal of the stomach), which can have severe physical and psychological implications. A recent study found that men have a higher risk of …

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ICARE Publication April 2020

Acceptability and outcomes of multigene panel testing among young Black breast cancer survivors

No abstract available Conley C, et al. Acceptability and outcomes of multigene panel testing among young Black breast cancer survivors. Breast J. 2020 Oct;26(10):2112-2114. Epub 2020 Apr 22. PMID: 32319712.

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2020

Treatment Patterns in Women with Inherited Breast Cancer

Results from a population-based study of over 20,000 women from SEER registries of Georgia and California diagnosed with stage 0 to stage III breast cancer between 2014 and 2016 tested for inherited breast cancer were recently published. Findings suggest that women who test positive for certain mutations receive certain patterns of treatment. These patterns of …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2020

Community Spotlight

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2018 and was found to be PALB2+. The PALB2 gene had not been tested for when my older sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and had genetic testing done four years earlier. This was new! My cancer was very similar to my sister’s, but being PALB2+ changed …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2020

PALB2 Mutations & Cancer Risk

A newly published study of 524 families with pathogenic PALB2 mutations from around the world, including almost 50 ICARE participants, represents the largest, most comprehensive effort to evaluate cancer risks.1 Results showed increased risks for female breast cancer (53%), ovarian cancer (5%), pancreatic cancer (2-3%), and male breast cancer (1%). Findings did not suggest higher …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2020

Updates to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

There were significant updates and restructuring of the guidelines, with some highlights included below: Substantial reorganization of the guidelines as follows: Now organized by organ site, rather than primarily by certain high penetrance genes Focused efforts to simplify genetic testing criteria Only one flow diagram included, to outline the ‘genetic testing process’ Following scenarios now …

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ICARE Publication February 2020

Disparities in BRCA counseling across providers in a diverse population of young breast cancer survivors

Abstract Purpose: All women diagnosed with breast cancer (BC) ≤age 50 should be referred for genetic counseling (GC) and testing. We sought to compare differences in provider practices and access across a racially and ethnically diverse population of young BC survivors. Methods: A registry-based sample of women diagnosed with invasive BC ≤age 50 from 2009 to 2012 …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2020

Characteristics and Patterns of Spread for BRCA-associated Breast Cancers

BRCA1/2 have distinct characteristics and patterns of spread. A recent study evaluated the characteristics of BRCA1/2 carriers and found that 73% ofBRCA1-associated breast cancers were triple negative; and 72% of BRCA2-associated breast cancers were hormone receptor positive. There were also distinct pattern of spread of breast cancer, with BRCA1 carriers more likely to experience lung …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2020

Medication Use for Risk Reduction

Based on studies that show benefits of estrogen and androgen blockers in reducing breast cancer risk in high-risk women, the United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians offer risk-reducing medications to women at increased risk for breast cancer; however, they recommend against routine use of these medications in average-risk women. Hormone receptor …

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ICARE Publication January 2020

Breast cancer screening implications of risk modeling among female relatives of ATM and CHEK2 carriers

Abstract Background: With the increasing use of multigene panel tests, pathogenic and likely pathogenic (P/LP) variants are identified more frequently in the moderate-penetrance breast cancer genes ATM and CHEK2. Lifetime breast cancer risk among women with P/LP variants in these genes generally exceeds 20%, meeting the threshold at which high-risk breast cancer screening through breast magnetic …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2020

Polygenic Risk Scores

A Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) is calculated using genetic differences throughout someone’s DNA, in combination with clinical and family history of cancer. This unique type of score may be utilized to calculate the lifetime risk of breast cancer. Important facts about PRS’s: Different from BRCA1/2 testing, which look for changes in these specific genes Should …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2020

Women with BRCA1/2: Risk-reducing Mastectomy versus Screening

In a study of 5000 healthy female BRCA1/2 carriers (without a breast cancer diagnosis): BRCA1 carriers: after an average of over 10 years follow-up, survival was higher in those who had bilateral mastectomy (99.7%) compared to those who had breast screening through mammograms and breast MRIs (93%). BRCA2 carriers: no significant differences were seen between …

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ICARE Featured Video January 2020

PALB2

Below you may watch a featured video from the January 2020 Genetics Case Conference, which focused on PALB2 gene mutations with guest expert Dr. Marc Tischkowitz from the University of Cambridge.    

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ICARE Publication January 2020

The big reveal: Family disclosure patterns of BRCA genetic test results among young Black women with invasive breast cancer

Abstract Despite higher incidence and mortality of breast cancer among younger Black women, genetic testing outcomes remain severely understudied among Blacks. Past research on disclosure of genetic testing results to family members has disproportionately focused on White, educated, high socioeconomic status women. This study addresses this gap in knowledge by assessing (a) to whom Black …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2019

PALB2 Mutations and Cancer Risk

A new published study of 524 families with PALB2 mutations, including our very own ICARE participants, from around the world showed increased risks of female breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and male breast cancer. The level of risk for female breast cancer is enough to recommend cancer risk management. Cancer risk management includes screening or risk-reducing surgery. …

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ICARE Publication December 2019

Cancer Risks Associated With Germline PALB2 Pathogenic Variants: An International Study of 524 Families

Abstract Purpose: To estimate age-specific relative and absolute cancer risks of breast cancer and to estimate risks of ovarian, pancreatic, male breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers associated with germline PALB2 pathogenic variants (PVs) because these risks have not been extensively characterized. Methods: We analyzed data from 524 families with PALB2 PVs from 21 countries. Complex segregation analysis was used to estimate …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2019

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics: Points-to-Consider Document: “Is there Evidence to Support BRCA1/2 and Other Inherited Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for all Breast Cancer Patients?”

                    The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) put forth a Points-to-Consider document: “Is there Evidence to Support BRCA1/2 and Other Inherited Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for all Breast Cancer Patients?” The document discusses: 1) Current data to support testing in breast cancer patients …

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ICARE Publication December 2019

Points to consider: is there evidence to support BRCA1/2 and other inherited breast cancer genetic testing for all breast cancer patients? A statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)

No abstract available Pal T, et al. Points to consider: is there evidence to support BRCA1/2 and other inherited breast cancer genetic testing for all breast cancer patients? A statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Genet Med. 2020 Apr;22(4):681-685. Epub 2019 Dec 13. PMID: 33455826.

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ICARE Featured Video December 2019

NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

Below you may watch a featured video from the December 2019 Genetics Case Conference, which outlined updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.  

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2019

Patient Reported Outcomes In A Study of PARP Inhibitors in BRCA Carriers with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Did you know? PROs are impacting treatment advances in metastatic breast cancer. Olaparib increased progression-free survival among BRCA carriers with metastatic HER2- breast cancer. Thanks to patient reported outcomes, a new study now suggests it also improved patients’ quality of life! Check it out the new article published in October 2019 directly at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31446213!

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2019

Updates to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines (V1.2020)

We are excited to share the latest version of the NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian and Pancreatic Guidelines (V1.2020), which were just updated. Some of the changes made include: PALB2 was added as a high penetrance gene (similar to BRCA1, BRCA2, CDH1, PTEN and TP53) It is appropriate to consider risk reducing mastectomy for cancer risk management …

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ICARE Publication November 2019

Sex Disparity Observed for Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score in Predicting Mortality Among Patients with Early Stage ER-Positive Breast Cancer

Abstract Purpose: Prognostic value of Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score (RS) in male patients with breast cancer is understudied. We evaluated associations of RS with overall mortality in male patients with breast cancer and compared it with female counterparts. Experimental design: With a cohort of 848 male and 110,898 female patients with breast cancer identified from the …

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ICARE Featured Video November 2019

Polygenic Risk Scores

Below you may watch a featured video from the November 2019 Genetics Case Conference, which focused on Polygenic Risk Scores with guest expert Dr. Amanda Toland from The Ohio State University.    

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2019

Educational Resources: The Family Link Between Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Black Women

The differences seen in access to healthcare across different racial groups are known as health disparities. To address the gap in awareness, we have pursued efforts to raise awareness about inherited breast cancer among African Americans. We are excited to introduce you to another invaluable resource, the Breast Cancer Genetics Research and Education for African American …

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2019

High Frequency of BRCA in Unselected Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Did you know? National practice guidelines currently recommend ALL women with metastatic (HER2-) breast cancer to get genetic testing for inherited cancer (including BRCA1/2 testing), because it can guide eligibility for treatment with PARP inhibitors. A new study led by our colleague at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Dr. Ben Park, suggests that more women with …

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ICARE Publication November 2019

Impact of Genetic Testing on Risk-Management Behavior of Black Breast Cancer Survivors: A Longitudinal, Observational Study

Abstract Background: Black women are overrepresented among premenopausal breast cancer (BC) survivors. These patients warrant genetic testing (GT) followed by risk-reducing behaviors. This study documented patterns and predictors of cancer risk-management behaviors among young black BC survivors after GT. Methods: Black women (n = 143) with a diagnosis of BC at the age of 50 years or …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Lifestyle Factors Associated with Familial and Inherited Breast Cancer Risks

Body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of fat content in the body. A lower body mass index may reduce breast cancer risk in women, including those with a family history of breast cancer. However, a new study reported that higher BMI also increases breast cancer risk in the general population and those with a …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Physical Activity Associated with Familial and Inherited Breast Cancer Risks

BRCA1/2 carriers may benefit from physical activity to reduce breast cancer risks, just like women in the general population! We know that women in the general population benefit from physical activity to reduce their breast cancer risk, but a recent study showed that this benefit also extends to those with a BRCA1/2 mutation and those with …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

BRCA Testing In Black Women

Did you know? Although BRCA testing has been around for over TWO decades, not all populations have benefitted equally from testing. In fact, our previous research has shown that black patients are less aware of BUT interested in genetic testing…when they know about it. In addition, healthcare providers are less likely to identify and suggest …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Inherited Breast Cancer Among Latina Women

Latina women are at risk for inherited breast cancer: Breast cancer mortality rates are higher among Latina women compared to non-Hispanic White women. Latina women also have a higher prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer when compared to with non-Hispanic White women. Latina women are diagnosed with breast cancer at earlier ages, 56 years versus 63 …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Advances in Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer in BRCA Carriers

Monotherapy with PARP inhibitors is FDA-approved for patients with metastatic breast cancer with BRCA mutations. BUT, does adding additional drugs (called ‘combination therapy’) help? In BRCA carriers with metastatic breast cancer, the combination of veliparib AND chemotherapy with platinum-based agents (carboplatin) and taxanes (paclitaxel) led to a longer duration of progression free survival (disease that …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Advances in Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment for BRCA Carriers

New benefits from a PARP inhibitor, talazoparib, among BRCA carriers with early stage breast cancer. The current FDA approvals for the use of PARP inhibitors is limited to women with metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer. These drugs are being tested in early stage breast cancer to shrink down the tumor (called neoadjuvant treatment) before surgery …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Male Breast Cancer Risk

Did you know? Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, was diagnosed with breast cancer. He states, “we used to think this was only an issue for women, but this is male or female.” According to CBS news, “he is hoping that sharing his story as man with breast cancer will shine a light on the risk men …

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ICARE Publication September 2019

Overall Mortality After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in Men vs Women

Abstract Importance: Survival differences between male and female patients with breast cancer have been reported, but the underlying factors associated with the disparity have not been fully studied. This understanding is fundamental to developing strategies for cancer treatment and survivorship care. Objective: To compare mortality between male and female patients with breast cancer and quantitatively evaluate the …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2019

New Information About Cancer Risks for Inherited Cancer Genes: BRCA1/2

Looking at pregnancy history and breast cancer risk, a recent study of almost 8,000 women with BRCA1/2 mutations evaluated breast cancer risks related to pregnancy.1 Findings suggested the overall number of pregnancies was not associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA1 carriers; however, BRCA1 carriers with one pregnancy were at higher risk for breast cancer …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2019

Expansion of Criteria for BRCA1/2 Testing through the USPSTF

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with new genetic testing guidelines for the BRCA1/2 genes, which has garnered substantial media attention. This task force consists of a team of primary care and preventive medicine healthcare experts to lower the chance of a conflict of interest  (which is also the reason that subspecialty …

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ICARE Publication April 2019

A Framework for Pilot Testing Health Risk Video Narratives

Abstract Narrative messages may be superior to didactic messages when providing educational information due to their natural format for information sharing, ability to engage audiences, and engender positive thoughts about the message. Although narrative messages are gaining popularity in health promotion, little guidance exists regarding the development phase. Our team created a psychosocial narrative video …

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ICARE Publication April 2019

International trends in the uptake of cancer risk reduction strategies in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Abstract Background: Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation face high risks of breast and ovarian cancer. In the current study, we report on uptake of cancer screening and risk-reduction options in a cohort of BRCA mutation carriers from ten countries over two time periods (1995 to 2008 and 2009 to 2017). Methods: Eligible subjects were identified …

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ICARE Publication April 2019

A randomized controlled intervention to promote readiness to genetic counseling for breast cancer survivors

Abstract Objective: Breast cancer (BC) survivors with a genetic mutation are at higher risk for subsequent cancer; knowing genetic risk status could help survivors make decisions about follow-up screening. Uptake of genetic counseling and testing (GC/GT) to determine BRCA status is low among high risk BC survivors. This study assessed feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2019

New Research and Approvals of PARP Inhibitor Drugs to Treat Breast Cancer in BRCA Carriers

Treatment among patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer: A PARP inhibitor (talazoparib) was approved by the FDA on October 16, 2018 for BRCA carriers with HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, based on results of the EMBRACA trial outlined in the last ICARE newsletter. Litton JK, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018 …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2019

New Online Risk Calculator to More Accurately Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Prediction of breast cancer risk is important to identify those at highest and lowest risks, to help guide screening. A previously developed risk algorithm called Breast and Ovarian Analysis of Disease Incidence and Carrier Estimation Algorithm (BOADICEA) was recently extended to include truncating mutations in the BRCA genes, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM. This online risk …

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ICARE Publication January 2019

Genetic Testing Across Young Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Breast Cancer Survivors: Facilitators, Barriers, and Awareness of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Abstract Aims: This study compared facilitators and barriers to genetic testing and determined awareness about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) across young Hispanic and non-Hispanic white (NHW) breast cancer (BC) survivors. Materials and methods: Women diagnosed with BC of age ≤50 years in 2009-2012 were recruited through the Florida State Cancer Registry to complete a questionnaire. …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

Updates to NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Guidelines

(Version 1.2019, posted July 11, 2018) Regardless of family history, some individuals with a hereditary breast- and ovarian-related cancer may benefit from genetic testing to determine eligibility for targeted treatment The multi-gene testing section table was updated with: A potential association of ATM with ovarian cancer risk Potential increased risk of BARD1 with breast cancer …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

Another PARP-Inhibitor Trial Among BRCA Carriers with Advanced Breast Cancer

In a Phase 3 clinical trial among BRCA carriers with advanced breast cancer, an oral PARP Inhibitor (talazoparib) was compared to standard chemotherapy.  Among those who received the PARP inhibitor, risk of disease progression or death was 46% lower, and the response rate was double. Furthermore, the side effect profile, quality-of-life measures, and breast cancer …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

Differences in Breast Cancer Risks Among Women with Lynch Syndrome

Breast cancer risks were recently reported among a sample of 423 women with mutations in one of the Lynch syndrome genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, or PMS2).1 Results indicated that breast cancer risks were substantially higher among those with MSH6 and PMS2 mutations, compared to MLH1 and MSH2 mutations. In fact, breast cancer risk to age …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

New Data to Suggest Additional Genes Associated with Breast and Ovarian Cancer

A recent study reported on cancer risks among over 10,000 cancer patients across the United States who had genetic testing. Findings suggest breast cancer risks were associated with ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2, as expected; but an association was also found with MSH6 (in line with other recently published data, as outlined in another article in …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

Refining Cancer Risks Among Individuals with Lynch Syndrome

Over the past year, multiple studies have refined risks and types of cancer among individuals with Lynch syndrome. Through a Scandinavian study, risks for 13 types of cancer (with colorectal cancers being excluded), were reported to be elevated with differences related to gender, age, and the gene in which mutation was present. Incidence rates of …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2018

Updates to NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Guidelines

(Version 1.2018, posted Oct. 3, 2017) Metastatic prostate cancer was added as an indication for evaluation and testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes Among BRCA1, BRCA2, TP53 and PTEN carriers, women between ages 25-29 may consider having an annual mammogram with consideration of tomosynthesis if a breast MRI is not available. Among female BRCA2 …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2018

Refining Risks and Outcomes of Breast Cancer in BRCA Carriers

In an effort to further study breast cancer risks among BRCA carriers, a recently published study compared breast cancer risks among those with and without a close family member (first-degree relative) with breast cancer.1 Findings showed that risk for breast cancer by age 80 was 60.8% in BRCA1 carriers and 63.1% among BRCA2 carriers, with …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2018

Ask the Expert

The following question was addressed by Dr. Ingrid Meszoely is a breast surgeon and Clinical Director of the Vanderbilt Breast Center at One Hundred Oaks. She leads a high-risk clinic, through which she and her team of nurse practitioners manage patients with inherited breast cancer predisposition. Her research interests include both clinical and translational breast …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2017

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risks Among BRCA Carriers Followed Over Time

Findings from an international study of over 6000 women with a BRCA1 mutation and almost 4000 women with a BRCA2 mutation followed for an average of 5 years were recently published.1 Results showed the risk of breast cancer by age 80 was ~70% for both BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers. Rates of breast cancer increased until …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2017

New Results of a PARP Inhibitor Study Among BRCA Carriers with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Over the last decade, a new class of drugs called “PARP Inhibitors” has been evaluated as a form of targeted treatment among BRCA carriers. Results were recently reported from a Phase 3 clinical trial among BRCA carriers with HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer who received two or less prior chemotherapy regimens for their metastatic disease. Study …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2017

What Are New and Subsequent Cancer Risks Among Patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome?

Although individuals with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), due to mutations in the TP53 gene, have a very high lifetime risk of cancer, risks of initial and subsequent cancers are not well defined. Through a group of patients with the classic form of LFS, researchers at the National Cancer Institute estimated their cancer risks. They evaluated a …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2017

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Associations for Genes Tested Through Multi-Gene Panels

As testing for multiple genes at the same time (“multi-gene panel testing”) has become increasingly available with tremendous advances in genetic testing technology, it has become critical to evaluate and refine cancer associations and levels of risk for many of these genes now tested. Through a commercial laboratory database of almost 100,000 results of multi-gene …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2017

Characterizing Breast Cancers That Develop Among Women with a CHEK2 Mutation

With increasing use of multi-gene panel tests, one of the genes in which mutations are frequently detected among breast cancer patients and others is the CHEK2 gene. This gene has been shown to have a 2-3 fold excess risk for breast cancer. There are many CHEK2 mutations that have been identified that generally fall into …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2017

NCCN Guidelines Version 1.2017: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian

Additional guidance pertaining to cancer risk management was provided in the most recent version of the NCCN Guidelines for inherited breast and ovarian cancer. These guidelines now include an expanded table outlining cancer risks and management for each gene, taking into account the age at initiation of each risk management modality as well as footnotes …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2017

Ask the Expert

The following question was addressed by Dr. Steven Narod who is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer and a senior scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Narod is a world-leader in the field of breast and ovarian cancer genetics. Q. Does salpingo-oophorectomy reduce the risk of breast …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2016

Practice Guideline Updates for NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a network of oncology healthcare providers who work together to develop best practice guidelines for the delivery of cancer care. Given the increasing use of testing for mutations in several inherited cancer genes at one time (called “multi-gene panel testing”), the Breast/Ovarian and Colorectal Panels sought to provide …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2016

CHEK2 *1100delC Mutation Carriers: Breast Cancer Risk by Age and Tumor Type and Other Associated Cancer Risks

The CHEK2 *1100delC mutation is the most common “truncating” mutation (causing a shortened protein) in the CHEK2 gene among Europeans, with lifetime breast cancer risk in the range of 20-30% among female carriers. Results of data pooled from over 30 studies which included 40,000 breast cancer cases and 40,000 controls, showed that estrogen receptor (ER) …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2016

Risk of Second Cancers Among Those with PTEN Mutations

A recently published study to evaluate the risk of second cancers among PTEN mutation carriers showed that women with breast cancer had a 10-year second breast cancer cumulative risk of almost 30%. Overall, the risk of second primary cancers was almost 8-fold that of the general population, primarily due to the higher risks of cancer …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2016

Improving Our Understanding of Cancer Risks Among Individuals with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

A recent study from France included over 400 patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (all of whom had an inherited TP53 gene mutation). Cancer types among children and adults differed, with the main cancer types among children being osteosarcomas, adrenocortical carcinomas, central nervous system (CNS) tumors and soft tissue sarcomas; whereas among adults, the main cancer types …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2016

How Much Does Age at First Breast Cancer Affect the Risk of Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA Carriers?

A recently published study of Dutch patients (including 200 BRCA1 carriers, 71 BRCA2 carriers, and 6023 non-carriers) showed that the contralateral breast cancer (breast cancer in the opposite breast) risks at 10 years was 21.1% for BRCA1, 10.8% for BRCA2, and 5.1% for non-carriers. Among BRCA mutation carriers, it was important to take age at …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2015

The Rapid Pace of Discovering More Inherited Cancer Genes Continues

Over the last few months, a number of additional genes associated with inherited cancer predisposition have been identified. A few of these genes include: 1) the RECQL gene which appears to be another rare gene involved in inherited breast cancer1; 2) the SMAD9 gene associated with hamartomatous polyposis and ganglioneuromas of the intestinal tract2; 3) …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2015

Location and Type of BRCA1/2 Mutation May Impact Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risks

A study of almost 20,000 BRCA1 carriers and 12,000 BRCA2 carriers demonstrated differences in breast and ovarian cancer risks depending on the location and type of mutation. Although all regions are associated with increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers among BRCA1/2 carriers, there were specific regions that were associated with even higher cancer risks. …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2015

Breast Cancer Risks and Outcomes Among Women with a PALB2 Mutation

Through a recent study of over 12,000 Polish women with breast cancer, PALB2 mutations were detected in almost 1%.  In this study, about one third of those with a PALB2 mutation had triple negative (lacking estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors) breast cancer and the average age at breast cancer diagnosis was 53.3 years.  Breast tumors …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2015

2015 NCCN Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Breast and Ovarian Management Based on Genetic Test Resultsa   Recommend Breast MRIc (>20% lifetime risk of breast cancerd) Recommend Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy Discuss Option of Risk-reducing mastectomy Intervention warranted based on gene and/or risk level ATM, BRCA1, BRCA2, CDH1, CHEK2, PALB2, PTEN, STK11, TP53 BRCA1, BRCA2, Lynch syndromee BRCA1, BRCA2, CDH1, PTEN, TP53 Insufficient evidence …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2015

Highlights of the 2014 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Update

Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Guidelines For breast cancer screening in BRCA carriers, yearly MRI is recommended starting at age 25; mammograms may be considered in instances where MRI is unavailable or individualized based on earliest age of onset in the family. From age 30-75, annual mammogram and breast MRI is recommended.  Above age …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2015

PALB2: A Third Important Gene for Inherited Breast Cancer

Following the publication of an important article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in August 2014, germline PALB2 gene mutations were confirmed as the third most important gene for inherited breast cancer, following BRCA1 and BRCA2.1 PALB2 stands for “partner and localizer of BRCA2” and is located on chromosome 16. Studies suggest that PALB2 mutations …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2015

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The following question was addressed to Dr. Steven Narod who is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer and a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Narod is a world-leader in the field of breast and ovarian cancer genetics. Over the course of his career, he has profoundly shaped …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2014

Is Breast Cancer Risk Affected by Timing of Oral Contraceptives in BRCA1 Carriers?

Although oral contraceptives (OC) reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in BRCA carriers,1 it is possible that they may raise breast cancer risk. Thus it is important to understand whether age at OC use is a factor when determining impact on breast cancer risk. To address this question, a recent study (which included data from …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2014

What Are Factors That Modify Cancer Risk in BRCA Carriers?

Since the discovery of the BRCA genes about two decades ago, a number of studies have reported on factors that may modify cancer risks in those who carry gene mutations. Recently, results of previously published studies were collected through a comprehensive literature review to estimate the overall effects of various risk modifiers in BRCA carriers. …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2014

Tamoxifen May Reduce Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA Carriers

There have been suggestions that Tamoxifen may reduce risks for contralateral breast cancer (i.e., breast cancer in the other breast) in BRCA carriers if taken after the initial breast cancer diagnosis, based mainly on retrospective studies. Only one prospective study has looked at this question, and showed that Tamoxifen may be useful in BRCA2, but …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2014

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The following question was addressed by Dr. Laronga who is a breast surgeon based at the Moffitt Cancer Center: Q. What are the risks of breast cancer after ovarian cancer in BRCA carriers? What risk management options are recommended? A. BRCA carriers remain at a higher risk of breast cancer, even after having ovarian cancer; …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2014

Contralateral Mastectomy May Improve Survival in BRCA Mutation Carriers

It has been established that women who carry a germline BRCA mutation face breast cancer risks of 60-70% in their lifetime. After an initial breast cancer diagnosis, these women face a high risk for contralateral breast cancer. Some women with BRCA mutations move forward with contralateral mastectomy when they develop their first breast cancer diagnosis (as …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2013

US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Guidelines for Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Implications to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Recently, the USPSTF released updated draft guidelines in April 2013 (from those previously published in 2005) for inherited breast and ovarian cancer due to germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.1 USPSTF is comprised of primary care providers who review the available literature and issue guidelines about risk assessment, testing and management based on available evidence. …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2013

Oophorectomy Following Menopause

Prior studies have indicated that removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes reduces the ovarian cancer risk by ~80% and breast cancer risk by ~50%, particularly when performed pre-menopausally. However a recent case control study of 2854 pairs of women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation with or without breast cancer showed that the risk …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2013

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The following question was addressed by Dr. Pal, who is a Clinical Geneticist based at the Moffitt Cancer Center: Q. Does exposure to radiation increase breast cancer risk in BRCA mutation carriers? A. A number of studies have been conducted to evaluate whether BRCA mutation carriers may be more prone to radiation-induced breast cancer than …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2013

Is Lynch Syndrome Associated with Breast Cancer?

The cancer spectrum typically seen in individuals with Lynch Syndrome includes cancers of the colon, endometrium, ovary, stomach, and other cancers (including cancer of the renal pelvis, ureter, small bowel and pancreas).  The issue of whether breast cancer risk is elevated in those with Lynch syndrome has been controversial, with conflicting results between various studies.  …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2012

Ask the Expert: What are the risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on breast cancer risk in women with BRCA mutations?

The following questions were addressed by Drs. Pal and Lancaster at the Moffitt Cancer Center: Q. What are the risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on breast cancer risk in women with BRCA mutations? A. Concern about HRT in BRCA carriers is its potential to raise the risk of breast cancer, as seen in the …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2012

New Study Suggests Breast Cancer Risk for Non-Carriers of Family-Specific BRCA Mutations Is Not Increased

Data from a population-based study was recently reported to estimate breast cancer risk among family members who tested negative for a known BRCA1/2 family mutation (i.e., non-carriers). The study included 3047 women diagnosed with breast cancer. Results from the study indicated there was no increased risk for breast cancer in non-carriers as compared to family …

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