A number of medical specialty societies and expert groups have issued guidelines on hereditary cancer testing. Myriad has formed its assessment criteria based on the following medical society guidelines. A healthcare specialist may use assessment criteria based on that specialist’s medical society guidelines, or based on his/her own professional judgment, which may differ from Myriad’s assessment guidelines.

Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Society of Breast Surgeons (pdf)

ASCO®American Society of Clinical Oncology

Society of Gynecologic Oncology

USPSTF – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

There may be additional professional practice guidelines for HBOC testing than those listed above that a healthcare specialist may want to consider, including the following:


Testing for Lynch syndrome and Polyposis syndromes

Association of Community Cancer Centers

AMA – American Medical Association

ASCRS – American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

AGA – American Gastroenterological Association

ASCO®American Society of Clinical Oncology

NSGC – National Society of Genetic Counselors

ONS – Oncology Nursing Society

Society of Surgical Oncology logoSociety of Surgical Oncology