News about Hereditary Cancer

PHACT study
August 24, 2016

There are a percentage of individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area who may be carrying disease-causing mutations in their genes that increase their risk of developing breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate or skin cancers. The UCSF Center for BRCA Research believes that these individuals are being missed by the national and insurance-set guidelines created to identify those in need for hereditary cancer screening. Population-based testing will allow us to identify and better serve individuals and their family members who are at risk for hereditary cancer.

June 08, 2016

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released its newest version of guidelines for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer titled: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian, Version 1.2016.