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Family history of breast cancer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:730

Referral guidelines changed after acceptance of 10 minute consultation

  1. D Gareth Evans (, consultant geneticist,
  2. Douglas Easton, genetic epidemiologist
  1. St Mary's Hospital, Manchester M13 0JH

EDITOR—In their 10 minute consultation on family history of breast cancer Lucassen and Watson drew attention to the recently published guidelines from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) on familial breast cancer.1 2 It is unfortunate that the referral criteria were changed between the acceptance of this article in December 2003 and the final published guidelines in June 2004, …

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