Know:BRCA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) is pleased to announce the launch of Know:BRCA—a web-based resource for young women and medical providers concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Know:BRCA was developed collaboratively with our partners at Bright Pink. It represents our collective efforts to reach young women with the important message that “Knowing your BRCA gene mutation risk can save your life.”

Know:BRCA assesses a young woman’s risk of having a BRCA gene mutation based on her family cancer history. She can then share her results with her medical provider. The Assessment is fully HIPAA compliant and can be integrated into Electronic Medical Records. With this essential information, young women and providers can work together to decide next steps, possibly including genetic counseling and testing, screening, and risk reduction.

We need you help in sharing the Know:BRCA message and promoting the web resource.


Here are 3 ways you can help us spread the word:

Share with your network that they can:

  • #1.

    Visit the CDC Know:BRCA landing page:
    http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/young_women/knowbrca.htm
  • #2.

    Look for #KnowBRCA tweets from @CDC_Cancer and retweet us! And spread the word with your own social media posts.

    Sample Posts:

    • Knowing your risk of having a #BRCA gene mutation can save your life! The NEW #KnowBRCA tool can help bit.ly/KnowBRCA
    • Knowing your family’s #cancer history can help determine your own cancer risk. The NEW #KnowBRCA tool can help. bit.ly/KnowBRCA
    • The NEW#KnowBRCA tool can help you & your patients understand their risk of a #BRCA gene mutation bit.ly/KnowBRCA
    • Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent are about 10x more likely to have a #BRCA gene mutation. Visit bit.ly/KnowBRCA to learn more.
  • #3.

    Copy and paste the code below to add a Know:BRCA button to your Web site, social network profile, or blog.

    Help protect your patients from hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Use the know b r c a online tool. Find out more about b r c a gene mutations and how to counsel your patients.

    Click to copy/paste:

    Help protect your patients from hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Use the know b r c a online tool. Find out more about b r c a gene mutations and how to counsel your patients.

    Click to copy/paste:

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