Journal of Genetic Counseling

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 155–163

NSGC Practice Guideline: Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

  • Janice L. Berliner
  • Angela Musial Fay
  • Shelly A. Cummings
  • Brittany Burnett
  • Todd Tillmanns
Professional Development Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10897-012-9547-1

Cite this article as:
Berliner, J.L., Fay, A.M., Cummings, S.A. et al. J Genet Counsel (2013) 22: 155. doi:10.1007/s10897-012-9547-1


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.


Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer BRCA1 BRCA2 Cancer genetic counseling Risk assessment Medical management 

Supplementary material

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Copyright information

© National Society of Genetic Counselors, Inc. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice L. Berliner
    • 1
  • Angela Musial Fay
    • 2
  • Shelly A. Cummings
    • 3
  • Brittany Burnett
    • 4
  • Todd Tillmanns
    • 5
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterBasking RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Meridian HealthNeptuneUSA
  3. 3.Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.Salt Lake CityUSA
  4. 4.Sharp HealthcareSan DiegoCA
  5. 5.The West Clinic and The University of TennesseHealth Science CenterMemphisUSA

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