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Committee Opinion No. 634

Overview of attention for article published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, June 2015
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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2 news outlets
1 policy source
4 tweeters


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Committee Opinion No. 634
Published in
Obstetrics & Gynecology, June 2015
DOI 10.1097/01.aog.0000466373.71146.51
Pubmed ID

A hereditary cancer syndrome is a genetic predisposition to certain types of cancer, often with onset at an early age, caused by inherited mutations in one or more genes. Cases of cancer commonly encountered by obstetrician-gynecologists or other obstetric-gynecologic providers--such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer--are features of specific hereditary cancer syndromes. The most common hereditary cancer syndromes related to gynecologic cancer include hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, Lynch syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. A hereditary cancer risk assessment is the key to identifying patients and families who may be at increased risk of developing certain types of cancer. Screening should include, at minimum, a personal cancer history and a first- and second-degree relative cancer history that includes a description of the type of primary cancer, the age of onset, and the lineage (paternal versus maternal) of the family member. In addition, a patient's ethnic background can influence her genetic risk. If a hereditary cancer risk assessment suggests an increased risk of a hereditary cancer syndrome, referral to a specialist in cancer genetics or a health care provider with expertise in genetics is recommended for expanded gathering of family history information, risk assessment, education, and counseling, which may lead to genetic testing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 38%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 10%
Student > Master 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 24%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Unknown 3 14%

Attention Score in Context

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