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May 7, 2020

Determining the Appropriate Risk-Adapted Screening Age for Familial Breast Cancer

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  • 1Biomedical Center in Pilsen, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Pilsen, Czech Republic
JAMA Oncol. 2020;6(6):933-934. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.0286

To the Editor In a recent JAMA Oncology article, Mukama et al1 reported results of a nationwide cohort study to identify the risk-adapted starting age for breast cancer screening in patients with a family history. The authors proposed an earlier screening start for women with a family history compared with women without a family history. This particular method of assessing the risk-adapted starting age for breast cancer screening was introduced by Brandt et al2 in 2010 by a team that included the 2 senior authors of the article by Mukama et al.1 Curiously, this article was not cited by Mukama et al.

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