NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists recently released an April 2009 Practice Bulletin suggesting physicians routinely screen patients for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and refer those suspected of having the syndrome to a clinician specializing in genetics.

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