Posts Tagged ‘stats’

So I forgot to mention on my previous article that the study assumes the low ends of the BRCA1/BRCA2 risk range in its simulations. Is this fair? [Edit: Actually the study does simulations assuming risks from 40-85%.] Most of us facing the risk seem to just remember the high end. Ever since seeing the Myraid […]


A brand-spanking new research study to chew on while making decisions: Survival Analysis of Cancer Risk Reduction Strategies for BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers. Kurian AW, Sigal BM, Plevritis SK. PURPOSE: Women with BRCA1/2 mutations inherit high risks of breast and ovarian cancer; options to reduce cancer mortality include prophylactic surgery or breast screening, but their efficacy […]