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Breast and ovarian surgery reduces cancer risk in women at high risk

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o258 (Published 15 February 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o258

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  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief1,
  2. Deniz Gursul, research dissemination officer1,
  3. Samantha Cassidy, science writer1,
  4. Gareth Evans, professor of medical genetics2
  1. 1NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, Twickenham, UK
  2. 2University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to H Saul NIHRAlerts{at}nihr.ac.uk

The study

Marcinkute R, Woodward ER, Gandhi A, et al. Uptake and efficacy of bilateral risk reducing surgery in unaffected female BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers. J Med Genet 2021;0:1-8.

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Footnotes

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