NSGC practice guideline: risk assessment and genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

J Genet Couns. 2013 Apr;22(2):155-63. doi: 10.1007/s10897-012-9547-1. Epub 2012 Nov 28.


The purpose of this document is to present a current and comprehensive set of practice recommendations for effective genetic cancer risk assessment, counseling and testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The intended audience is genetic counselors and other health professionals who care for individuals with, or at increased risk of, hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / genetics
  • Female
  • Genes, BRCA1
  • Genes, BRCA2
  • Genetic Counseling*
  • Genetic Testing*
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / genetics
  • Risk Assessment*