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Title: Development of a genetic database resource for monitoring of breast cancer patients at risk of physical and psychological complications
Authors: Grant, KA 
Cronje, Frans J. 
Botha, K 
Apffelstaedt, J.P 
Kotze, Maritha J 
Keywords: Genetic database;resource;monitoring;breast cancer;patients at risk;physical and psychological complications
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Grant, K.A., Cronje, F.J., Botha, K. et al. 2013. Development of a genetic database resource for monitoring of breast cancer patients at risk of physical and psychological complications. SASOP Biological Psychiatry Congress, Port Edward, South Africa, 29 August-1 September. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317309935_SASOP_Biol ogical_Psychiatry_Congr ess_2013_Abstracts]
Conference: SASOP Biological Psychiatry Congress 
Abstract: Although recent advances in treatment for breast cancer have improved survival rates, psychological morbidity remains a significant concern. Depression and anxiety are common complications and are exacerbated by the prospect of chemotherapy and the potential for tumour recurrence. A newly developed MammaPrint Prescreen Algorithm (MPA) to identify patients eligible for the 70-gene profile has allowed ~60% of early-stage breast cancer patients to forego chemotherapy due to greater confidence in long-term survival. The need to monitor health outcomes in breast cancer patients and obtain prospective data has been identified as an important priority.
URI: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317309935_SASOP_Biol ogical_Psychiatry_Congr ess_2013_Abstracts
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