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Leading Breast Cancer Expert Rejects Universal BRCA Testing of Jewish Women
The recent recommendations based on a population-based study published in Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences urge all Jewish women of Ashkenazi descent to be tested for mutations on the BRCA 1 and 2 genes that are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. Leading oncologist Prof. Tamar Peretz, Interim Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization and Director of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology in Israel, rejects universal testing:
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