Why the Angelina Effect Is at Odds With New Guidelines

December 23, 2013 11:22 PM

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Why the Angelina Effect Is at Odds With New Guidelines

It's official. The "Angelina Effect" that prompted many women to undergo genetic testing for the breast cancer gene isn't always such a good thing.

Actress Angelina Jolie shocked the world last May when she revealed that she'd undergone a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried the BRCA gene, a mutation that puts a person at higher risk for certain cancers.

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