Approximately 1 in 4 women may be at risk for hereditary cancer and meet current screening guidelines for testing.1 Myriad Women’s Health hereditary cancer genetic test myRisk™ provides actionable information, empowering patients and their families to make critical and timely healthcare decisions, reducing incidences of late onset cancers.
- 90% of high-risk women are not screened for BRCA1/BRCA22
- Interventions are proven to reduce risk3-6
- ACOG, USPSTF, NCCN, & NPWH support hereditary cancer risk assessment as the standard of care7-9
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1: DeFrancesco et al. Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing in the CommunityPractice Setting. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2018 – published online before print October 10, 2018.
2: Bellcross CA, et al. Genet Med. 2015;17(1):43–50.
3: Hartmann, L. C. et al. Efficacy of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with a family history of breast cancer. N. Engl. J. Med. 340, 77–84 (1999).
4: Rebbeck, T. R. et al. Prophylactic oophorectomy in carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. N. Engl. J. Med. 346, 1616–1622 (2002).
5: Plevritis, S et al. Cost-effectiveness of Screening BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers With Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging. JAMA. 295(20), 2374–2384 (2006).
6: de Jong, A. E. et al. Decrease in mortality in Lynch syndrome families because of surveillance. Gastroenterology 130, 665–671 (2006).
7: ACOG Committee Opinion: Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Risk Assessment, No. 634. June 2015, Reaffirmed 2017.
8: Risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA related cancer in women: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. 2019;322(7):652-665. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.10987
9: Reference with permission from NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian and Pancreatic. Version 1.2020. © 2020 National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. All rights reserved. Accessed June 8, 2020. Available at http://www.nccn.org.
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