Women's Health

Research Reveals Many Women Do Not Follow Through with Recommended Genetic Testing

Research conclusions

Research conclusions

Using those outcomes, the UCLA researchers deduced that 1.2 million to 1.3 million women in the U.S. who’d appear most likely to profit from the test had not even taken it.

Regarding the study findings, Ms. Chiders is quoted as saying, “Many women are not receiving vital information that can aid with cancer prevention and early detection for them and their family.” She concludes by stating, “Thus we have an incredible unmet need for genetic testing across the country.”

The team also expressed concern that by not completing the ordered genetic screening test, the women were putting their families at risk as the defective gene is inherited.