Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients still missing out

Previously, mainly women with a history of cancer were referred for genetic testing, but as awareness has grown, more low-risk women are undergoing BRCA testing. A new study found that the proportion of women without a history of cancer who underwent BRCA testing rose sharply from 24.3% in 2004 to 61.5% in 2014. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)