Hereditary Genetic Testing Results Affect Breast Cancer Treatment Options Including Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy

Applied Radiation Oncology
14 Feb, 2020 ,

According to a new study, early-stage breast cancer patients who test positive for an inherited genetic variant don’t receive cancer treatment that follows current guidelines, particularly for chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The researchers opine that physicians who treat cancer need to be increasingly attentive to the clinical implications of genetics after diagnosis and that test results should be optimally integrated into the patient’s treatment to manage cancer.