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More than 'Angelina Jolie Effect': BRCA tests spike among breast cancer patients

Search for gene mutations began rising before actress revealed surgeries; better insurance coverage, access cited by experts

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The frequency of BRCA testing has vastly increased among younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, a study finds. Is it 'the Angelina Jolie Effect?'

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Testing without context

Nearly two-thirds of women who get tested for BRCA mutations don’t receive genetic counseling first

Oct. 1, 2015 | by Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Most women who undergo genetic testing to help determine their risk of hereditary breast cancer do not first receive counseling by a trained genetic professional, according to a new study. Our experts weigh in.

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Understanding Angelina Jolie Pitt’s medical choices

Actress, filmmaker lauded for raising awareness and saving lives, but her actions also bring up questions

March 25, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Angelina Jolie Pitt's openness about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes is credited with raising awareness about genetic mutations that can drive cancer -- but also some questions. Fred Hutch experts offer answers and insight.

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Angelina Jolie Pitt reveals she had ovaries removed

The actress has the BRCA1 mutation, which puts her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer

March 24, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt announced Tuesday that she's had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, her latest surgery to combat her high cancer risk due to the BRCA1 genetic mutation.

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