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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Do Ovarian Cancer Patients with a Family History of Cancer (Suspected BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation) Suffer Greater Chemotherapy Toxicity?



abstract:
Do Ovarian Cancer Patients with a Family History of Cancer (Suspected BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation) Suffer Greater Chemotherapy Toxicity?: Cancer Investigation

Objective: Few studies have examined toxicity from potentially curative chemotherapy in ovarian cancer patients at risk for breast cancer susceptibility (BRCA) mutation.  
Methods/Results: Ninety-four of the 482 patients appeared at risk for a mutation based on family history and 23 had a confirmed mutation. Hospitalization or emergency department visits were not increased based on family history with odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) of 0.88 and 0.90), respectively; similar findings were observed with confirmed mutations. Trends favored improved survival.
Conclusions: Concern for a BRCA mutation should not preclude full dose chemotherapy in ovarian cancer patients treated with curative intent.

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