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Review article: Medical guidelines

Vol. 151 No. 3738 (2021)

Update Swiss guideline for counselling and testing for predisposition to breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer

  • Susanna Stoll
  • Sheila Unger
  • Silvia Azzarello-Burri
  • Pierre Chappuis
  • Rossella Graffeo
  • Gabriella Pichert
  • Benno Röthlisberger
  • Francois Taban
  • Salome Riniker
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Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w30038


This paper presents the Swiss guideline for genetic counselling and testing of individuals with an increased probability for carrying mutations in high risk cancer predisposition genes, particularly BRCA1 and BRCA2. It aims to help providers of genetic counselling to identify valuable candidates for testing and serves as a basis for reimbursement claims to Swiss insurance companies.


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