NIH Funds USF, Aetna to Study BRCA Testing | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of South Florida will use a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to partner with Aetna and patient advocates to study how genetic testing for breast cancer risk can impact clinical decisions made by patients and doctors.

USF said today that the five-year American BRCA Outcomes Among Recently Diagnosed (ABOARD) study could fill a gap in knowledge about how breast cancer risk tests are being used and could guide policies and services to help patients and doctors make better health decisions.

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