Rationale for Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast Cancer

November 3, 2018
Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH

Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH, discusses the benefits and challenges with genetic testing in patients with breast cancer.

Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and health management and policy at the University of Michigan, discusses the benefits and challenges with genetic testing in patients with breast cancer.

By identifying more genetic mutations in a patient, there is more understanding of the patient’s risk, says Katz. These pathogenic mutations and variances can be helpful in considering risk of cancer for both the patient and their family.