Challenges in the Field of Hereditary Breast Cancer

Claudine Isaacs, MD, professor, medical Director, Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research, co-director, Breast Cancer Program, Georgetown University/Lombardi Cancer Center, discusses some of the challenges physicians are facing in the field of hereditary breast cancer.

Claudine Isaacs, MD, professor, medical Director, Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research, co-director, Breast Cancer Program, Georgetown University/Lombardi Cancer Center, discusses some of the challenges physicians are facing in the field of hereditary breast cancer.

Clinical Pearls:

  • Over the last year, more comprehensive panel tests have been developed.
  • Physicians are faced with the question of what genetic test to order and how to interpret the results.
  • There is also a lack of guidelines explaining to physicians how to manage patients who have genetic mutations that are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.