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Multi-gene panel testing for hereditary cancer susceptibility: A new paradigm

This supplement is sponsored by Myriad Genetic Laboratories.
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This article addresses the importance of hereditary cancer panel testing. No longer are single syndrome tests the best diagnostic for hereditary cancer risk. Panel testing addresses multiple genes that are associated with a single cancer, as well as single genes that implicate multiple cancers.

To optimize patient care, it is important to determine who is the best candidate within a family to test, and identify laboratories with the greatest accuracy in results.

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