Double mastectomy: ‘Angelina Effect’ in referrals for genetic counseling and breast cancer testing

19 septiembre 2014

Referrals for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer risk more than doubled across the UK after actress Angelina Jolie announced in May last year that she tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation and underwent a double mastectomy. The rise in referrals continued through to October long after the announcement was made, a study shows.