n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Epidemiology, risk factors and genetics of breast cancer

Volume 26, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



In the South African context it is important to consider whether a family is at an increased risk for breast cancer because of their ethnic population. Founder mutations have been established for the Ashkenazi Jewish and Afrikaner population groups, and this should be taken into consideration when deciding on a genetic testing strategy. Founder mutations refer to specific mutations that are very common in a certain ethnic population.

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