Did The ‘Angelina Effect’ Boost Breast Cancer Screening?

In an interview with dailyRx News, Kevin Hughes, MD, Co-Director of Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, explained which women are typically recommended for genetic screenings. Screening may be recommended, said Dr. Hughes, if a woman has "a strong family history of breast cancer, multiple relatives with breast or ovarian cancer, a family member who had breast or ovarian cancer under the age of 45, a family member who had both breast and ovarian cancer, or a family member with bilateral breast cancer." Read the entire article here.

About the Author: Kevin S. Hughes, MD, FACS

Kevin S. Hughes, MD, FACS is a co-founder and medical advisor to CRA Health. Dr. Hughes is the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Surgical Director of the Breast Screening Program, Surgical Director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Program, and Co-Director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center, and serves as the Medical Director of the Bermuda Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Clinic. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hughes is actively involved in the establishment of standards and in research regarding the genetics, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. He is the author of numerous papers and book chapters on the subjects of breast cancer, screening, diagnosis and treatment, and risk assessment. More information can be found at: thebreastcancersurgeon.org.