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Table 1 Description of the thirteen breast cancer screening guidelines included in the study.

From: Methodological quality of English-language genetic guidelines on hereditary breast-cancer screening and management: an evaluation using the AGREE instrument

Guidelines (organization), year Evidence base Syndromes considered Target population Risk assessment Criteria for genetic risk evaluation Diagnosis and counselling Treatment
Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis (National Cancer Comprehensive Network), 20101 [2] Yes BRCA1/2, CS, LFS General population Yes Yes Yes Yes
Health Screening, MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines (Ministry of Health, Singapore), 20102 [15] Yes BRCA1/2 General population No No No Yes
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), 20091 [16] No BRCA1/2 General population Yes Yes Yes Yes
Diagnosis of Breast Disease (Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement), 20081 [17] Yes BRCA1/2, CS, LFS, others3 General population No Yes Yes Yes
Management of Early Breast Cancer (New Zealand Guidelines Group), 20082 [18] Yes BRCA1/2, CS, LFS other 3 General population Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guidelines for Breast Screening with MRI as an Adjunct to Mammography (American Cancer Society), 20071 [19] Yes BRCA1/2, CS, LFS General population Yes Yes No Yes
Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Recommendations (National Society of Genetic Counselors), 20071 [20] No BRCA1/2, CS, LFS, other3 General Population Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adult Preventive Health Care: Cancer Screening (University of Michigan), 20071 [21] No BRCA1/2 General population No No No Yes
The Early Detection of Breast Cancer (Towards Optimized Practice Alberta), 20072 [22] Yes BRCA1/2 General population Yes Yes Yes Yes
Familial breast cancer + Update (NHS), 20062 [23, 24] Yes BRCA1/2, LFS General population Yes Yes Yes Yes
Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility: Recommendation Statement (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force), 20042 [25] Yes BRCA1/2 General population Yes Yes Yes No
Management of Breast Cancer in Women (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Group), 20042 [26] Yes BRCA1/2 General population Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening (American Cancer Society), 20031 [27] Yes BRCA1/2, CS, LFS General population Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. Abbreviations: CS, Cowden syndrome; LFS, Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  2. 1Independent body/no endorsement.
  3. 2National/state endorsement.
  4. 3Other syndromes: Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, hereditary diffuse gastric cancer and ataxia telangectasia.