(B-RST™)


 
 

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Background

  • B-RST™ is a screening tool that helps identify people who may have a strong genetic (hereditary) risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to their family history.

    Click here to learn more about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

  • This screening tool is NOT designed to decide who should get genetic testing for Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer (BRCA genetic testing), but to identify who should be referred for cancer genetic counseling to better understand their risks and options.
  • The B-RST™ was tested in a large group of women, and found to have very good accuracy. However, as with most screening tools, it will not identify all women who might be at risk for Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer.
  • Some people who have a positive B-RST™ screen may learn through cancer genetic counseling that BRCA genetic testing is not right for them.

You should talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your B-RST™ screen results, or concerns about your family history or risk for cancer.

More information on hereditary breast/ovarian cancer, BRCA genetic testing, genetic counseling, and how to locate cancer genetics providers can be found by clicking on the resources tab above.

B-RST™ Genetics Referral Screening Tool Copyright 2012 - 2017 Emory University, created by Cecelia Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC
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