Multi-gene Panel Testing in Breast Cancer Management.

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Multi-gene Panel Testing in Breast Cancer Management.

Cancer Treat Res. 2018;173:121-140

Authors: Fountzilas C, Kaklamani VG

Abstract
Hereditary predisposition accounts for approximately 10% of all breast cancers and is mostly associated with germline mutations in high-penetrance genes encoding for proteins participating in DNA repair through homologous recombination (BRCA1 and BRCA2). With the advent of massive parallel next-generation DNA sequencing, simultaneous analysis of multiple genes with a short turnaround time and at a low cost has become possible. The clinical validity and utility of multi-gene panel testing is getting better characterized as more data on the significance of moderate-penetrance genes are collected from large, cancer genetic testing studies. In this chapter, we attempt to provide a general guide for interpretation of panel gene testing in breast cancer and use of the information obtained for clinical decision-making.

PMID: 29349761 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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