Alternative Approaches ~ Genetic Counseling
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Methods, tools, sessions beyond the traditional approach to HBOC genetic counseling and testing; includes test result disclosure alternatives, telegenetics, group counseling, video-teleconferencing, online counseling, etc. Also includes papers covering situations in which there may be little, no, or insufficient provision of genetic counseling, as in some circumstances of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, provision of testing by unqualified providers, etc.

List was last updated on Jul 11, 2020 @ 12:45 pm.

    • Mainstreaming germline BRCA1/2 testing in non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer in the North West of England.
    • Flaum N, Morgan RD, Burghel GJ, Bulman M, Clamp AR, Hasan J, Mitchell CL, Badea D, Moon S, Hogg M, Hadjiyiannakis D, Clancy T, Schlecht H, Woodward ER, Crosbie EJ, Edmondson RJ, Wallace AJ, Jayson GC, Lalloo FI, Harkness EF, Evans DGR.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2020 Jul 10. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0692-y. Epub ahead of print.
    • Improving primary care identification of familial breast cancer risk using proactive invitation and decision support.
    • Qureshi N, Dutton B, Weng S, Sheehan C, Chorley W, Robertson JFR, Kendrick D, Kai J.
    • Fam Cancer. 2020 Jun 11. doi: 10.1007/s10689-020-00188-z. Epub ahead of print.
    • Web-based return of BRCA2 research results: one-year genetic counselling experience in Iceland.
    • Stefansdottir V, Thorolfsdottir E, Hognason HB, Patch C, van El C, Hentze S, Cordier C, Mendes Á, Jonsson JJ.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2020 Jun 10. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0665-1. Epub ahead of print.
    • Implementation of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2019.
    • Giri VN, Knudsen KE, Kelly WK, Cheng HH, Cooney KA, Cookson MS, Dahut W, Weissman S, Soule HR, Petrylak DP, Dicker AP, AlDubayan SH, Toland AE, Pritchard CC, Pettaway CA, Daly MB, Mohler JL, Parsons JK, Carroll PR, Pilarski R, Blanco A, Woodson A, Rahm A, Taplin ME, Polascik TJ, Helfand BT, Hyatt C, Morgans AK, Feng F, Mullane M, Powers J, Concepcion R, Lin DW, Wender R, Mark JR, Costello A, Burnett AL, Sartor O, Isaacs WB, Xu J, Weitzel J, Andriole GL, Beltran H, Briganti A, Byrne L, Calvaresi A, Chandrasekar T, Chen DYT, Den RB, Dobi A, Crawford ED, Eastham J, Eggener S, Freedman ML, Garnick M, Gomella PT, Handley N, Hurwitz MD, Izes J, Karnes RJ, Lallas C, Languino L, Loeb S, Lopez AM, Loughlin KR, Lu-Yao G, Malkowicz SB, Mann M, Mille P, Miner MM, Morgan T, Moreno J, Mucci L, Myers RE, Nielsen SM, O'Neil B, Pinover W, Pinto P, Poage W, Raj GV, Rebbeck TR, Ryan C, Sandler H, Schiewer M, Scott EMD, Szymaniak B, Tester W, Trabulsi EJ, Vapiwala N, Yu EY, Zeigler-Johnson C, Gomella LG.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2020 Jun 9:JCO2000046. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.00046. Epub ahead of print.

    Press: Cancer Experts Develop Precision Medicine-Based Genetic Testing Framework for Prostate Cancer. (GenomeWeb)

    Press: Consider Genetic Testing in All Metastatic Prostate Cancers. (MedPage Today)

    • How to improve the identification of patients with cancer eligible for genetic counselling?
    • Bracci R, Gasperini B, Capalbo M, Campanelli T, Caimmi E, Mattioli R, Espinosa E, Prospero E.
    • Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 Jun 8:e13276. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13276. Epub ahead of print.
    • Studies Show Potential of Video, Online Education to Expand Cancer Risk Genetic Test Access.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Jun 4.
    • Press
    • "It wasn't just for me": Motivations and implications of genetic testing for women at a low risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.
    • Gill G, Beard C, Storey K, Taylor S, Sexton A.
    • Psychooncology. 2020 Jun 4. doi: 10.1002/pon.5436. Epub ahead of print.
    • Setting a baseline: A 7-year review of referral rates and outcomes for serous ovarian cancer prior to implementation of oncologist mediated genetic testing.
    • Armel SR, Volenik A, Demsky R, Malcolmson J, Maganti M, McCuaig J.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Jun 3:S0090-8258(20)31082-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.05.014. Epub ahead of print.
    • BFOR Study Uses Digital Tools to Facilitate Population BRCA Screening in Ashkenazi Jewish Community.
    • Anderson A.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Jun 3.
    • Remote Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer Receives Study Validation.
    • [No author given]
    • Clinical OMICs. 2020 Jun 2.
    • Direct-to-consumer misleading information on cancer risks calls for an urgent clarification of health genetic testing performed by commercial companies.
    • de Pauw A, Schwartz M, Colas C, Golmard L, Stoppa-Lyonnet D.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2020 Jun 1;132:100-103. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2020.03.007.
    • Commentary
    • BRCA testing in a genomic diagnostics referral center during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Minucci A, Scambia G, Santonocito C, Concolino P, Urbani A.
    • Mol Biol Rep. 2020 Jun;47(6):4857-4860. doi: 10.1007/s11033-020-05479-3. Epub 2020 May 9.
    • Executive Summary of the Early-Onset Breast Cancer Evidence Review Conference.
    • Chelmow D, Pearlman MD, Young A, Bozzuto L, Dayaratna S, Jeudy M, Kremer ME, Scott DM, O'Hara JS.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jun;135(6):1457-1478. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003889.
    • Changing practice: moving to a specialist nurse-led service for BRCA gene testing.
    • Scott N, O'Sullivan J, Asgeirsson K, Macmillan D, Wilson E.
    • Br J Nurs. 2020 May 28;29(10):S6-S13. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.10.S6.
    • How can Australia integrate routine genetic sequencing in oncology: a qualitative study through an implementation science lens.
    • O'Shea R, Rankin NM, Kentwell M, Gleeson M, Salmon L, Tucker KM, Lewis S, Taylor N.
    • Genet Med. 2020 May 28. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-0838-x. Epub ahead of print.
    • Utilization of health information technology among cancer genetic counselors.
    • Ritchie JB, Allen CG, Morrison H, Nichols M, Lauzon SD, Schiffman JD, Hughes Halbert C, Welch BM.
    • Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2020 May 28:e1315. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.1315. Epub ahead of print.
    • The development and evaluation of a nationwide training program for oncology health professionals in the provision of genetic testing for ovarian cancer patients.
    • Gleeson M, Kentwell M, Meiser B, Do J, Nevin S, Taylor N, Barlow-Stewart K, Kirk J, James P, Scott CL, Williams R, Gamet K, Burke J, Murphy M, Antill YC, Pearn A, Pachter N, Ebzery C, Poplawski N, Friedlander M, Tucker KM; Australian Genetic Testing Mainstreaming Collaborative Group.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2020 May 22:S0090-8258(20)31028-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.05.001. Epub ahead of print.
    • Women's responses and understanding of polygenic breast cancer risk information.
    • Yanes T, Kaur R, Meiser B, Scheepers-Joynt M, McInerny S, Barlow-Stewart K, Antill Y, Salmon L, Smyth C, James PA, Young MA.
    • Fam Cancer. 2020 May 20. doi: 10.1007/s10689-020-00185-2. Epub ahead of print.
    • Population Study of Ovarian Cancer Risk Prediction for Targeted Screening and Prevention.
    • Gaba F, Blyuss O, Liu X, Goyal S, Lahoti N, Chandrasekaran D, Kurzer M, Kalsi J, Sanderson S, Lanceley A, Ahmed M, Side L, Gentry-Maharaj A, Wallis Y, Wallace A, Waller J, Luccarini C, Yang X, Dennis J, Dunning A, Lee A, Antoniou AC, Legood R, Menon U, Jacobs I, Manchanda R.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2020 May 15;12(5):E1241. doi: 10.3390/cancers12051241.
    • Population-based Genetic Testing for Precision Prevention.
    • Evans O, Manchanda R.
    • Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2020 May 14:canprevres.0002.2020. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-20-0002. Epub ahead of print.
    • Commentary
    • Use of telephone intake for family history taking at a cancer genetics service in Asia.
    • Chin XW, Ang ZLT, Tan RYC, Courtney E, Shaw T, Chen Y, Li ST, Ngeow JYY.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 May 5. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1286. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Genetic testing costs and compliance with clinical best practices.
    • Montanez K, Berninger T, Willis M, Harding A, Lutgendorf MA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 May 1. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1285. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Positive impact of genetic counseling assistants on genetic counseling efficiency, patient volume, and cost in a cancer genetics clinic.
    • Hallquist MLG, Tricou EP, Hallquist MN, Savatt JM, Rocha H, Evans AE, Deckard N, Hu Y, Kirchner HL, Pervola J, Rahm AK, Rashkin M, Schmidlen TJ, Schwartz MLB, Williams JL, Williams MS, Buchanan AH.
    • Genet Med. 2020 Apr 30. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-0797-2. Epub ahead of print.
    • Predictors of genetic testing uptake in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
    • Ladd MK, Peshkin BN, Isaacs C, Hooker G, Willey S, Valdimarsdottir H, DeMarco T, O'Neill S, Binion S, Schwartz MD; other members of the Surgery After Genetic Evaluation Study Group.
    • J Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr 28. doi: 10.1002/jso.25956. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Systematic development of a training program for healthcare professionals to improve communication about breast cancer genetic counseling with low health literate patients.
    • van der Giessen JAM, Ausems MGEM, van den Muijsenbergh METC, van Dulmen S, Fransen MP.
    • Fam Cancer. 2020 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s10689-020-00176-3. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Population Screening for Inherited Predisposition to Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • Manchanda R, Lieberman S, Gaba F, Lahad A, Levy-Lahad E.
    • Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 2020 Apr 21. doi: 10.1146/annurev-genom-083118-015253. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Mainstream consent programs for genetic counseling in cancer patients: A systematic review.
    • Scheinberg T, Young A, Woo H, Goodwin A, Mahon KL, Horvath LG.
    • Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2020 Apr 20. doi: 10.1111/ajco.13334. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Adventist Health, CancerIQ Collaboration Identifying More Patients for Guidelines-Supported Genetic Testing.
    • Versel N.
    • GenomeWeb. 2020 Apr 3.
    • News
    • Facilitated referral pathway for genetic testing at the time of ovarian cancer diagnosis: uptake of genetic counseling and testing and impact on patient-reported stress, anxiety and depression.
    • Frey MK, Lee SS, Gerber D, Schwartz ZP, Martineau J, Lutz K, Reese E, Dalton E, Olsen A, Girdler J, Pothuri B, Boyd L, Curtin JP, Levine DA, Blank SV.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Apr;157(1):280-286. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.01.007. Epub 2020 Feb 11.
    • Germline Genetic Testing, Counseling Move Remote as Pandemic Limits In-Person Care Capacity.
    • Hu C.
    • GenomeWeb. 2020 Mar 24.
    • Illustrating Cancer Risk: Patient Risk Communication Preferences and Interest regarding a Novel BRCA1/2 Genetic Risk Modifier Test.
    • Hamilton JG, Genoff Garzon M, Shah IH, Cadet K, Shuk E, Westerman JS, Hay JL, Offit K, Robson ME.
    • Public Health Genomics. 2020 Mar 19:1-14. doi: 10.1159/000505854. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Genetics/Familial Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer: Controversies and Evolving Principles.
    • Weitzel JN.
    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Continuing Education. 2020 Mar 15.
    • The Ethics of Delivering Precision Medicine-Pretest Counseling and Somatic Genomic Testing.
    • Borno HT, Rider JR, Gunn CM.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.0016. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Commentary
    • Pioneering Informed Consent for Return of Research Results to Breast Cancer Patients Facing Barriers to Implementation of Genomic Medicine: The Kenyan BRCA1/2 Testing Experience Using Whole Exome Sequencing.
    • Torrorey-Sawe R, van der Merwe N, Mining SK, Kotze MJ.
    • Front Genet. 2020 Mar 6;11:170. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00170. eCollection 2020.
    • Evaluating clinician acceptability of the prototype CanRisk tool for predicting risk of breast and ovarian cancer: A multi-methods study.
    • Archer S, Babb de Villiers C, Scheibl F, Carver T, Hartley S, Lee A, Cunningham AP, Easton DF, McIntosh JG, Emery J, Tischkowitz M, Antoniou AC, Walter FM.
    • PLoS One. 2020 Mar 6;15(3):e0229999. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229999. eCollection 2020.
    • Evaluating Web-Based Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests for Cancer Susceptibility.
    • Kilbride MK, Bradbury AR.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2020;4:161. doi: 10.1200/PO.19.00317. Epub 2020 Mar 5.
    • Review
    • Genetic Counseling and Germline Testing in the Era of Tumor Sequencing: A Cohort Study.
    • Klek S, Heald B, Milinovich A, Ni Y, Abraham J, Mahdi H, Estfan B, Khorana AA, Bolwell BJ, Grivas P, Sohal DPS, Funchain P.
    • JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2020 Mar 5;4(3):pkaa018. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkaa018.


    A Clinical Approach to Detecting Germline Pathogenic Variants From Tumor-Only Sequencing.

    • The Provision of Genetic Testing and Related Services in Quebec, Canada.
    • Unim B, De Vito C, Hagan J, Villari P, Knoppers BM, Zawati M.
    • Front Genet. 2020 Mar 4;11:127. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00127. eCollection 2020.
    • How genomic information is accessed in clinical practice: an electronic survey of UK general practitioners.
    • Evans WRH, Tranter J, Rafi I, Hayward J, Qureshi N.
    • J Community Genet. 2020 Mar 3. doi: 10.1007/s12687-020-00457-5. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Lessons Learned from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing.
    • Petersen LM, Lefferts JA.
    • Clin Lab Med. 2020 Mar;40(1):83-92. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2019.11.005. Epub 2020 Jan 7.
    • Review, Commentary
    • How and when to refer patients for oncogenetic counseling in the era of PARP inhibitors.
    • Neviere Z, De La Motte Rouge T, Floquet A, Johnson A, Berthet P, Joly F.
    • Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2020 Feb 28;12:1758835919897530. doi: 10.1177/1758835919897530. eCollection 2020.
    • Oncologist-led BRCA 'mainstreaming' in the ovarian cancer clinic: A study of 255 patients and its impact on their management.
    • Rumford M, Lythgoe M, McNeish I, Gabra H, Tookman L, Rahman N, George A, Krell J.
    • Sci Rep. 2020 Feb 25;10(1):3390. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60149-5.
    • Group plus "mini" individual pre-test genetic counselling sessions for hereditary cancer shorten provider time and improve patient satisfaction.
    • Hynes J, MacMillan A, Fernandez S, Jacob K, Carter S, Predham S, Etchegary H, Dawson L.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2020 Feb 19;18:3. doi: 10.1186/s13053-020-0136-2. eCollection 2020.
    • The Need to Improve the Clinical Utility of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests: Either Too Narrow or Too Broad.
    • Kilbride MK, Bradbury AR.
    • JAMA. 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.22504. [Epub ahead of print]

    CME Audio, Interview: The Need to Improve the Clinical Utility of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests: Either Too Narrow or Too Broad. (JAMA Network: JN Learning)

    • The narrative paradox of the BRCA gene: an ethnographic study in the clinical encounters of ovarian cancer patients.
    • Therond C, Lanceley A, Gibbon S, Rahman B.
    • Anthropol Med. 2020 Feb 3:1-16. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2019.1663784. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Oncology Clinic-Based Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing in a Population-Based Health Care System.
    • Richardson M, Min HJ, Hong Q, Compton K, Mung SW, Lohn Z, Nuk J, McCullum M, Portigal-Todd C, Karsan A, Regier D, Brotto LA, Sun S, Schrader KA.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2020 Feb 3;12(2). pii: E338. doi: 10.3390/cancers12020338.
    • Mainstreamed genetic testing of breast cancer patients in two hospitals in South Eastern Norway.
    • Grindedal EM, Jørgensen K, Olsson P, Gravdehaug B, Lurås H, Schlichting E, Vamre T, Wangensteen T, Heramb C, Mæhle L.
    • Fam Cancer. 2020 Jan 30. doi: 10.1007/s10689-020-00160-x. [Epub ahead of print]
    • As Home Genetic Tests Flood Market, Are Physicians Being Left Behind?
    • Miller KD, Domchek S.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2020 Jan 22.
    • Is There A Doctor in The House? Physician-Mediated DTC Genetic Testing
    • Stoll K.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2020 Jan 16.
    • Prospective Feasibility Trial of a Novel Strategy of Facilitated Cascade Genetic Testing Using Telephone Counseling.
    • Frey MK, Kahn RM, Chapman-Davis E, Tubito F, Pires , Christos P, Anderson S, Mukherjee S, Jordan B, Blank , Caputo TA, Sharaf , Offit K, Holcomb K, Lipkin S.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2020 Jan 10:JCO1902005. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.02005. [Epub ahead of print]
    • [Learning from My Experience: Outpatient Care for Cancer Multigene Genomic Testing].
    • Aimono E, Iguchi A, Mochida K, Imai M, Hayashi H, Nishihara H.
    • Yakugaku Zasshi. 2020;140(5):667-668. doi: 10.1248/yakushi.19-00217-4.
    • Conference abstract, [Article in Japanese]
    • [Our Treatment Strategy for Patients with Hereditary Breast Cancer Syndrome in Hamamatsu Medical Center].
    • Miyamoto Y, Tochikubo J, Hosokawa Y, Amano K.
    • Yakugaku Zasshi. 2020;140(5):669-671. doi: 10.1248/yakushi.19-00217-5.
    • Online BRCA1/2 screening in the Australian Jewish community: a qualitative study.
    • Yuen J, Cousens N, Barlow-Stewart K, O'Shea R, Andrews L.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Dec 26. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00450-7. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Uptake of Polygenic Risk Information among Women at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer.
    • Yanes T, Meiser B, Kaur R, Scheepers-Joynt M, McInerny S, Taylor S, Barlow-Stewart K, Antill Y, Salmon L, Smyth C, Young MA, James PA.
    • Clin Genet. 2019 Dec 12. doi: 10.1111/cge.13687. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: False Positive After Testing at Pop-Up Booth.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2019 Dec 2.
    • The FDA authorization of direct-to-consumer genetic testing for three BRCA1/2 pathogenic variants: a twitter analysis of the public's response.
    • Roberts MC, Allen CG, Andersen BL.
    • JAMIA Open. 2019 Sep 17;2(4):411-415. doi: 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooz037. eCollection 2019 Dec.
    • As Genetic Testing Access Grows, Travel Time Remains Barrier to In-Person Counseling.
    • Ray T.
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 Nov 20.
    • Employee Benefits Programs Share Early Experiences Implementing Genetic Testing.
    • Ray T.
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 Nov 15.
    • Knowledge and opinions regarding BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing among primary care physicians.
    • Dekanek EW, Thull DL, Massart M, Grubs RE, Rajkovic A, Mai PL.
    • J Genet Couns. 2019 Nov 14. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1189. [Epub ahead of print]
    • NorthBay Healthcare to Pilot GenomeSmart Genetic Test Recommendation Platform.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 Nov 12.

    Press: Startup GenomeSmart to Address Lack of Genetic Testing Knowledge With Digital Solution. (GenomeWeb)

    • Chatbots Could Help Human Genetic Counselors Focus on Patient Concerns.
    • Curtin C.
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 Nov 11.
    • New Consumer Podcast Highlights Steps Individuals Can Take to Understand Cancer Risk.
    • [No author given]
    • NSGC blog, 2019 Oct 29.

    Podcast: Genetic Counselors and You — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (NSGC "Genetic Counselors & You" Podcast Series)

    • BRCA1/2 Molecular Assay for Ovarian Cancer Patients: A Survey through Italian Departments of Oncology and Molecular and Genomic Diagnostic Laboratories.
    • Capoluongo E, Verde N, Barberis M, Bella MA, Buttitta F, Carrera P, Colombo N, Cortesi L, Gion M, Guarneri V, Lorusso D, Marchetti A, Marchetti P, Normanno N, Pasini B, Pensabene M, Pignata S, Radice P, Ricevuto E, Sapino A, Tagliaferri P, Tassone P, Trevisiol C, Truini M, Varesco L, Russo A, Gori S.
    • Diagnostics (Basel). 2019 Oct 9;9(4). pii: E146. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics9040146.
    • Genetic counseling and oncology: proposed approaches for collaborative care delivery.
    • Powers J, Spielman K, Mueller R, Batson M, Pundock S, Arutyunova A, Symecko H, Domchek S.
    • Can J Urol. 2019 Oct;26(5S2):57-59.
    • Cancer Genetic Counseling—Current Practice and Future Challenges.
    • Schienda J, Stopfer J.
    • Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2019 Sep 23. pii: a036541. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a036541. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • An update on genetic risk assessment and prevention: the role of genetic testing panels in breast cancer.
    • Piccinin C, Panchal S, Watkins N, Kim RH.
    • Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2019 Aug 30. doi: 10.1080/14737140.2019.1659730. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Who's on third? Regulation of third-party genetic interpretation services.
    • Guerrini CJ, Wagner JK, Nelson SC, Javitt GH, McGuire AL.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Aug 12. doi: 10.1038/s41436-019-0627-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Research participants' experiences with return of genetic research results and preferences for web-based alternatives.
    • Gaieski JB, Patrick-Miller L, Egleston BL, Maxwell KN, Walser S, DiGiovanni L, Brower J, Fetzer D, Ganzak A, McKenna D, Long JM, Powers J, Stopfer JE, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM, Bradbury AR.
    • Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 Aug 3:e898. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.898. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Strategies for Improving Access to Hereditary Cancer Testing: Recommendations from Stakeholders.
    • Ready K, Johansen Taber KA, Bonhomme N, Lichtenfeld JL.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Aug;21(8):1702-1704. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0430-9. Epub 2019 Jan 28.
    • MAGENTA (Making Genetic testing accessible): a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing online genetic education and telephone genetic counseling for hereditary cancer genetic testing.
    • Rayes N, Bowen DJ, Coffin T, Nebgen D, Peterson C, Munsell MF, Gavin K, Lechner R, Crase J, Polinsky D, Romero I, Blank SV, Levine DA, Norquist BM, Swisher EM, Lu KH.
    • BMC Cancer. 2019 Jul 2;19(1):648. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-5868-x.
    • Moving into the mainstream: healthcare professionals' views of implementing treatment focussed genetic testing in breast cancer care.
    • Hallowell N, Wright S, Stirling D, Gourley C, Young O, Porteous M.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Jul;18(3):293-301. doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00122-y.
    • Knowledge, attitudes, and perceived barriers towards genetic testing across three rural Illinois communities.
    • Fogleman AJ, Zahnd WE, Lipka AE, Malhi RS, Ganai S, Delfino KR, Jenkins WD.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Jul;10(3):417-423. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00407-w. Epub 2019 Jan 23.
    • CancerIQ, GeneMatters Integrate Technology to Widen Access to Genetic Counselors.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 Jun 27.
    • Current Genetic Service Delivery Models for the Provision of Genetic Testing in Europe: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
    • Unim B, Pitini E, Lagerberg T, Adamo G, De Vito C, Marzuillo C, Villari P.
    • Front Genet. 2019 Jun 19;10:552. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00552. eCollection 2019.
    • Startup GenomeSmart to Address Lack of Genetic Testing Knowledge With Digital Solution.
    • Ray T.
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 May 20.

    Press: NorthBay Healthcare to Pilot GenomeSmart Genetic Test Recommendation Platform. (GenomeWeb)

    • Uptake of testing for germline BRCA mutations in patients with non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancers in Western Australia: a comparison of different genetic counseling methods.
    • Stearnes G, Nichols CB, Schofield L, O'Sullivan S, Pachter N, Cohen PA.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 May 17. pii: ijgc-2019-000389. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000389. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Multidisciplinary interventions in a specialist Drug Development Unit to improve family history documentation and onward referral of patients with advanced cancer to cancer genetics services.
    • Moss CA, Cojocaru E, Hanwell J, Ward S, Xu W, van Zyl M, O'Leary L, de Bono JS, Banerji U, Kaye SB, Minchom A, George AJ, Lopez J, McVeigh TP.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2019 May 9;114:97-106. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2019.04.009. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Cases in Precision Medicine: When Patients Present With Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results.
    • Artin MG, Stiles D, Kiryluk K, Chung WK.
    • Ann Intern Med. 2019 Apr 30. doi: 10.7326/M18-2356. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Case report
    • Evaluation of telephone genetic counselling to facilitate germline BRCA1/2 testing in women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.
    • Tutty E, Petelin L, McKinley J, Young MA, Meiser B, Rasmussen VM, Forbes Shepherd R, James PA, Forrest LE.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 Apr 8. doi: 10.1038/s41431-019-0390-9. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 23andMe DTC Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Test Misses Almost 90 Percent of BRCA Mutation Carriers.
    • Karow J.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2019 Apr 5.
    • Direct Genetics Referral Pathway for High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Patients: The "Opt-Out" Process.
    • McGee J, Peart TM, Foley N, Bertrand M, Prefontaine M, Sugimoto A, Ettler H, Welch S, Panabaker K.
    • J Oncol. 2019 Apr 2;2019:6029097. doi: 10.1155/2019/6029097. eCollection 2019.
    • Communication about genetic testing with breast and ovarian cancer patients: a scoping review.
    • Jacobs C, Patch C, Michie S.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 Apr;27(4):511-524. doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0310-4. Epub 2018 Dec 20.
    • Ambry and My Gene Counsel Team Up on Tests to Confirm DTC Results, Counseling.
    • [No author given.]
    • Clinical OMICs. 2019 Mar 19.

    Original research:

    False-positive results released by direct-to-consumer genetic tests highlight the importance of clinical confirmation testing for appropriate patient care.

    • Negotiating jurisdictional boundaries in response to new genetic possibilities in breast cancer care: The creation of an 'oncogenetic taskscape'.
    • Wright S, Porteous M, Stirling D, Young O, Gourley C, Hallowell N.
    • Soc Sci Med. 2019 Mar;225:26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.020. Epub 2019 Feb 13.
    • Genetic Service Delivery Models: Exploring Approaches to Care for Families With Hereditary Cancer Risk.
    • Pierle JM, Mahon SM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Feb 1;23(1):60-67. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.60-67.
    • Cancer-related distress in unselected women with newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer undergoing BRCA1/2 testing without pretest genetic counseling.
    • Høberg-Vetti H, Eide GE, Siglen E, Listøl W, Haavind MT, Hoogerbrugge N, Bjorvatn C.
    • Acta Oncol. 2019 Feb;58(2):175-181. doi: 10.1080/0284186X.2018.1502466. Epub 2018 Oct 18.
    • Preferences for in-person disclosure: Patients declining telephone disclosure characteristics and outcomes in the multicenter Communication Of GENetic Test Results by Telephone study.
    • Beri N, Patrick-Miller LJ, Egleston BL, Hall MJ, Domchek SM, Daly MB, Ganschow P, Grana G, Olopade OI, Fetzer D, Brandt A, Chambers R, Clark DF, Forman A, Gaber R, Gulden C, Horte J, Long J, Lucas T, Madaan S, Mattie K, McKenna D, Montgomery S, Nielsen S, Powers J, Rainey K, Rybak C, Savage M, Seelaus C, Stoll J, Stopfer JE, Yao XS, Bradbury AR.
    • Clin Genet. 2019 Feb;95(2):293-301. doi: 10.1111/cge.13474. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
    • Disseminating universal genetic testing to a diverse, indigent patient population at a county hospital gynecologic oncology clinic.
    • Bednar EM, Sun CC, Camacho B, Terrell J, Rieber AG, Ramondetta LM, Freedman RS, Lu KH.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Feb;152(2):328-333. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
    • Food and drug administration's regulatory shift on direct-to-consumer genetic tests for cancer risk.
    • Yang YT, Zettler PJ.
    • Cancer. 2019 Jan 1;125(1):12-14. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31773. Epub 2018 Nov 2.
    • High patient satisfaction with a simplified BRCA1/2 testing procedure: long-term results of a prospective study.
    • Nilsson MP, Nilsson ED, Borg Å, Brandberg Y, Silfverberg B, Loman N.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jan;173(2):313-318. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-5000-y. Epub 2018 Oct 11.
    • Development of Breast Cancer Choices: a decision support tool for young women with breast cancer deciding whether to have genetic testing for BRCA1/2 mutations.
    • Grimmett C, Brooks C, Recio-Saucedo A, Armstrong A, Cutress RI, Gareth Evans D, Copson E, Turner L, Meiser B, Wakefield CE, Eccles D, Foster C.
    • Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jan;27(1):297-309. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4307-x. Epub 2018 Jun 28.
    • Cancer communication research in the era of genomics and precision medicine: a scoping review.
    • Kaphingst KA, Peterson E, Zhao J, Gaysynsky A, Elrick A, Hong SJ, Krakow M, Pokharel M, Ratcliff CL, Klein WMP, Khoury MJ, Chou WS.
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    • Review
    • Use and Patient-Reported Outcomes of Clinical Multigene Panel Testing for Cancer Susceptibility in the Multicenter Communication of Genetic Test Results by Telephone Study.
    • Hall MJ, Patrick-Miller LJ, Egleston BL, Domchek SM, Daly MB, Ganschow P, Grana G, Olopade OI, Fetzer D, Brandt A, Chambers R, Clark DF, Forman A, Gaber R, Gulden C, Horte J, Long JM, Lucas T, Madaan S, Mattie K, McKenna D, Montgomery S, Nielsen S, Powers J, Rainey K, Rybak C, Savage M, Seelaus C, Stoll J, Stopfer JE, Yao XS, Bradbury AR.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2018;2. doi: 10.1200/PO.18.00199. Epub 2018 Dec 18.
    • Next-Generation Service Delivery: A Scoping Review of Patient Outcomes Associated with Alternative Models of Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer.
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    • Cancers (Basel). 2018 Nov 13;10(11). pii: E435. doi: 10.3390/cancers10110435.
    • Huntsman Cancer Institute Wins $5M NCI Grant for Genetic Counseling Study.
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    • Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing: Is the Public Ready for Simple, At-Home DNA Tests to Detect Disease Risk?
    • Bates M.
    • IEEE Pulse. 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):11-14. doi: 10.1109/MPUL.2018.2869315.
    • Comment
    • Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing in the Community-Practice Setting.
    • DeFrancesco MS, Waldman RN, Pearlstone MM, Karanik D, Bernhisel R, Logan J, Alico L, Adkins RT.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Nov;132(5):1121-1129. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002916.
    • Ethical Implications of Direct-to-Consumer Hereditary Cancer Tests.
    • Kilbride MK, Domchek SM, Bradbury AR.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2018 Oct 1;4(10):1327-1328. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2439.
    • Editorial
    • Promoting guideline-based cancer genetic risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in ethnically and geographically diverse cancer survivors: Rationale and design of a 3-arm randomized controlled trial.
    • Kinney AY, Howell R, Ruckman R, McDougall JA, Boyce TW, Vicuña B, Lee JH, Guest DD, Rycroft R, Valverde PA, Gallegos KM, Meisner A, Wiggins CL, Stroup A, Paddock LE, Walters ST.
    • Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Oct;73:123-135. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.005. Epub 2018 Sep 18.
    • Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for breast cancer risk.
    • Reed EK, Edelman EA.
    • J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2018 Oct;30(10):548-550. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000146.
    • Review
    • Acceptability of Electronic Visits for Return of Research Results in the Mayo Clinic Biobank.
    • Olson JE, Ryu E, Lyke KJ, Bielinski SJ, Winkler EM, Hathcock MA, Bublitz JT, Takahashi PY, Cerhan JR.
    • Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018 Sep 15;2(4):352-358. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2018.07.004. eCollection 2018 Dec.
    • Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone vs In-Person Disclosure of Germline Cancer Genetic Test Results.
    • Bradbury AR, Patrick-Miller LJ, Egleston BL, Hall MJ, Domchek SM, Daly MB, Ganschow P, Grana G, Olopade OI, Fetzer D, Brandt A, Chambers R, Clark DF, Forman A, Gaber R, Gulden C, Horte J, Long JM, Lucas T, Madaan S, Mattie K, McKenna D, Montgomery S, Nielsen S, Powers J, Rainey K, Rybak C, Savage M, Seelaus C, Stoll J, Stopfer JE, Yao XS.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Sep 1;110(9):985-993. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy015.
    • Development and Pilot Testing of a Decision Aid for Genomic Research Participants Notified of Clinically Actionable Research Findings for Cancer Risk.
    • Willis AM, Smith SK, Meiser B, Ballinger ML, Thomas DM, Tattersall M; International Sarcoma Kindred Study (ISKS); Kathleen Cuningham National Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab), Young MA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Sep;27(5):1055-1066. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0223-y. Epub 2018 Feb 17.
    • Evolution of genetic assessment for BRCA-associated gynaecologic malignancies: a Canadian multisociety roadmap.
    • McCuaig JM, Stockley TL, Shaw P, Fung-Kee-Fung M, Altman AD, Bentley J, Bernardini MQ, Cormier B, Hirte H, Kieser K, MacMillan A, Meschino WS, Panabaker K, Perrier R, Provencher D, Schrader KA, Serfas K, Tomiak E, Wong N, Young SS, Gotlieb WH, Hoskins P, Kim RH; BRCA TtoT Community of Practice.
    • J Med Genet. 2018 Sep;55(9):571-577. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2018-105472. Epub 2018 Jul 24.
    • Randomized trial of proactive rapid genetic counseling versus usual care for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
    • Schwartz MD, Peshkin BN, Isaacs C, Willey S, Valdimarsdottir HB, Nusbaum R, Hooker G, O'Neill S, Jandorf L, Kelly SP, Heinzmann J, Zidell A, Khoury K.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Aug;170(3):517-524. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4773-3. Epub 2018 Apr 2.
    • Evaluation of Breast Cancer Patients with Genetic Risk in a University Hospital: Before and After the Implementation of a Heredofamilial Cancer Unit.
    • Lobo M, López-Tarruella S, Luque S, Lizarraga S, Flores-Sánchez C, Bueno O, Solera J, Jerez Y, Del Val RG, Palomero MI, Cebollero M, Echavarría I, Torres G, Martín M, Márquez-Rodas I.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Aug;27(4):854-862. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0187-3. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
    • Improving comprehension of genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer clients with a visual tool.
    • Tea MM, Tan YY, Staudigl C, Eibl B, Renz R, Asseryanis E, Berger A, Pfeiler G, Singer CF.
    • PLoS One. 2018 Jul 12;13(7):e0200559. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200559. eCollection 2018.
    • Cost-effectiveness evaluation of pre-counseling telephone interviews before face-to-face genetic counseling in cancer genetics.
    • Collet G, Parodi N, Cassinari K, Neviere Z, Cohen F, Gasnier C, Brahimi A, Lecoquierre F, Thery JC, Tennevet I, Lacaze E, Berthet P, Frebourg T.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Jul;17(3):451-457. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0049-z.
    • Evaluation of some direct-to-consumer genetic testing reveals inaccuracies and misinterpretations.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Jun 28.

    False-positive results released by direct-to-consumer genetic tests highlight the importance of clinical confirmation testing for appropriate patient care.

    • Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: The Implications of the US FDA's First Marketing Authorization for BRCA Mutation Testing.
    • Gill J, Obley AJ, Prasad V.
    • JAMA. 2018 Jun 19;319(23):2377-2378. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.5330.
    • Commentary
    • Making Sense of SNPs: Women's Understanding and Experiences of Receiving a Personalized Profile of Their Breast Cancer Risks.
    • Young MA, Forrest LE, Rasmussen VM, James P, Mitchell G, Sawyer SD, Reeve K, Hallowell N.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Jun;27(3):702-708. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0162-z. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
    • Evaluation of a Streamlined Oncologist-Led BRCA Mutation Testing and Counseling Model for Patients With Ovarian Cancer.
    • Colombo N, Huang G, Scambia G, Chalas E, Pignata S, Fiorica J, Van Le L, Ghamande S, González-Santiago S, Bover I, Graña Suárez B, Green A, Huot-Marchand P, Bourhis Y, Karve S, Blakeley C.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 1;36(13):1300-1307. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.2781. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    • Timing and Mode of Breast Care Nurse Consultation From the Patient's Perspective.
    • Brown J, Refeld G, Cooper A.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2018 May 1;45(3):389-398. doi: 10.1188/18.ONF.389-398.
    • Impact of an embedded genetic counselor on breast cancer treatment.
    • Pederson HJ, Hussain N, Noss R, Yanda C, O'Rourke C, Eng C, Grobmyer SR.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 May;169(1):43-46. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4643-4. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
    • Direct-to-Consumer Test for BRCA Mutations Authorized.
    • [No authors listed]
    • Cancer Discov. 2018 May;8(5):OF5. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-NB2018-031. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    • News
    • Genetic Counseling Referral Rates in Long-Term Survivors of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.
    • Barcenas CH, Shafaee MN, Sinha AK, Raghavendra A, Saigal B, Murthy RK, Woodson AH, Arun B.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 May;16(5):518-524. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.7002.
    • Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing in Community-Based Obstetrics and Gynecology Settings.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May;131(5):119s. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000533506.01865.a1.
    • Risk Screening for Hereditary Cancer During Obstetrical Care: Barriers to Testing and Health Disparities.
    • Lua LL, Jackson D, Foggia M, Rosenbaum A.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May;131(5):148s. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000533083.79347.8c.
    • Gaps in Receipt of Clinically Indicated Genetic Counseling After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
    • Katz SJ, Ward KC, Hamilton AS, Mcleod MC, Wallner LP, Morrow M, Jagsi R, Hawley ST, Kurian AW.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2018 Apr 20;36(12):1218-1224. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.2369. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

    Press: Many Breast Cancer Patients Not Receiving Genetic Evaluation. (Medscape)

    • Returning Individual Genetic Research Results to Research Participants: Uptake and Outcomes Among Patients With Breast Cancer.
    • Bradbury AR, Patrick-Miller L, Egleston BL, Maxwell KN, DiGiovanni L, Brower J, Fetzer D, Bennett Gaieski J, Brandt A, McKenna D, Long J, Powers J, Stopfer JE, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2018;2. doi: 10.1200/po.17.00250. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
    • Development of a Web-based Family Intervention for BRCA Carriers and Their Biological Relatives: Acceptability, Feasibility, and Usability Study.
    • Katapodi MC, Jung M, Schafenacker AM, Milliron KJ, Mendelsohn-Victor KE, Merajver SD, Northouse LL.
    • JMIR Cancer. 2018 Apr 13;4(1):e7. doi: 10.2196/cancer.9210.
    • False-positive results released by direct-to-consumer genetic tests highlight the importance of clinical confirmation testing for appropriate patient care.
    • Tandy-Connor S, Guiltinan J, Krempely K, LaDuca H, Reineke P, Gutierrez S, Gray P, Tippin Davis B.
    • Genet Med. 2018 Mar 22. doi: 10.1038/gim.2018.38. [Epub ahead of print]


    Attention: Direct-To-Consumer patrons: Proceed with caution.

    Research news: Evaluation of some direct-to-consumer genetic testing reveals inaccuracies and misinterpretations (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    Press: Wrangle Over DTC Results—Ambry Study Highlights 40% False Positives, 23andMe Defends Tests, and Experts Weigh In. (Clinical OMICs)

    Press: Ambry and My Gene Counsel Team Up on Tests to Confirm DTC Results, Counseling. (Clinical OMICs)

    • The Right Not to Know: When Ignorance Is Bliss but Deadly.
    • Clausen AM.
    • Global Health NOW. 2018 Mar 20.

    Commentary: The right not to know when not knowing is dangerous. (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    • Impact of a genetic counseling requirement prior to genetic testing.
    • Stenehjem DD, Au T, Sainski AM, Bauer H, Brown K, Lancaster J, Stevens V, Brixner DI.
    • BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Mar 7;18(1):165. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-2957-5.
    • NSGC Responds to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval of Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Test that Reports Three BRCA Mutations.
    • [No author given]
    • NSGC blog, 2018 Mar 6.

    FDA News Release: FDA authorizes, with special controls, direct-to-consumer test that reports three mutations in the BRCA breast cancer genes (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

    • Genetic Testing: Multiple Problems to Solve.
    • Ramos E, Haidle JL.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 10;36(5):518-519. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.0942. Epub 2018 Jan 2.


    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to E. Ramos et al.

    • Role of Genetic Testing for Inherited Prostate Cancer Risk: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2017.
    • Giri VN, Knudsen KE, Kelly WK, Abida W, Andriole GL, Bangma CH, Bekelman JE, Benson MC, Blanco A, Burnett A, Catalona WJ, Cooney KA, Cooperberg M, Crawford DE, Den RB, Dicker AP, Eggener S, Fleshner N, Freedman ML, Hamdy FC, Hoffman-Censits J, Hurwitz MD, Hyatt C, Isaacs WB, Kane CJ, Kantoff P, Karnes RJ, Karsh LI, Klein EA, Lin DW, Loughlin KR, Lu-Yao G, Malkowicz SB, Mann MJ, Mark JR, McCue PA, Miner MM, Morgan T, Moul JW, Myers RE, Nielsen SM, Obeid E, Pavlovich CP, Peiper SC, Penson DF, Petrylak D, Pettaway CA, Pilarski R, Pinto PA, Poage W, Raj GV, Rebbeck TR, Robson ME, Rosenberg MT, Sandler H, Sartor O, Schaeffer E, Schwartz GF, Shahin MS, Shore ND, Shuch B, Soule HR, Tomlins SA, Trabulsi EJ, Uzzo R, Vander Griend DJ, Walsh PC, Weil CJ, Wender R, Gomella LG.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 1;36(4):414-424. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.74.1173. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    • BRCAsearch: written pre-test information and BRCA1/2 germline mutation testing in unselected patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer.
    • Nilsson MP, Törngren T, Henriksson K, Kristoffersson U, Kvist A, Silfverberg B, Borg Å, Loman N.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Feb;168(1):117-126. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4584-y. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    • FDA Approval of PARP Inhibitors and the Impact on Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing Practices.
    • Buchtel KM, Vogel Postula KJ, Weiss S, Williams C, Pineda M, Weissman SM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Feb;27(1):131-139. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0130-7. Epub 2017 Aug 5.
    • Examination of the Patient-Focused Impact of Cancer Telegenetics Among a Rural Population: Comparison with Traditional In-Person Services.
    • Solomons NM, Lamb AE, Lucas FL, McDonald EF, Miesfeldt S.
    • Telemed J E Health. 2018 Feb;24(2):130-138. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0073. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    • Improving attendance to genetic counselling services for gynaecological oncology patients.
    • Pokharel HP, Hacker NF, Andrews L.
    • Gynecol Oncol Res Pract. 2018 Jan 10;5:2. doi: 10.1186/s40661-018-0059-z. eCollection 2018.
    • Your Genes: One Size Doesn't Fit All.
    • Freivogel ME, Cohen SA.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Jan 1;16(1):2-3. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.7055.
    • Commentary


    Your Genes: Getting the Best Fit.

    • Comparing Outcomes of Genetic Counseling Options in Breast and Ovarian Cancer: An Integrative Review.
    • Fournier DM, Bazzell AF, Dains JE.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2018 Jan 1;45(1):96-105. doi: 10.1188/18.ONF.96-105.
    • Review
    • A single visit multidisciplinary model for managing patients with mutations in moderate and high-risk genes in a community practice setting.
    • O'Leary MP, Goldner BS, Abboy S, Mercado PD, Plurad HY.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Jan;17(1):175-178. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0010-1.
    • Surveillance report 2018 – Familial breast cancer: classification, care and managing breast cancer and related risks in people with a family history of breast cancer (2013) NICE guideline CG164 [Internet].
    • NICE Surveillance programme project team: Nolan K, Allaby M, McFarlane E, Murray A.
    • London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK); 2018 Jan.

    • National Estimates of Genetic Testing in Women With a History of Breast or Ovarian Cancer.
    • Childers CP, Childers KK, Maggard-Gibbons M, Macinko J.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2017 Dec 1;35(34):3800-3806. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.73.6314. Epub 2017 Aug 18.


    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?


    Population-Based Genetic Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2.

    Press: Huge Underuse of Genetic Testing Among Cancer Survivors. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Genetic Testing in a Population-Based Sample of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors from the REACH Randomized Trial: Cost Barriers and Moderators of Counseling Mode.
    • Steffen LE, Du R, Gammon A, Mandelblatt JS, Kohlmann WK, Lee JH, Buys SS, Stroup AM, Campo RA, Flores KG, Vicuña B, Schwartz MD, Kinney AY.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Dec;26(12):1772-1780. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0389. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
    • Rapid genetic counseling and testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer: Patients' and health professionals' attitudes, experiences, and evaluation of effects on treatment decision making.
    • Wevers MR, Aaronson NK, Bleiker EMA, Hahn DEE, Brouwer T, van Dalen T, Theunissen EB, van Ooijen B, de Roos MA, Borgstein PJ, Vrouenraets BC, Vriens E, Bouma WH, Rijna H, Vente JP, Kuenen MA, van der Sanden-Melis J, Witkamp AJ, Rutgers EJT, Verhoef S, Ausems MGEM.
    • J Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec;116(8):1029-1039. doi: 10.1002/jso.24763. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
    • Genetic counseling by phone or face-to-face.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2017 Nov 29.
    • Genetic Testing: Challenges and Changes in Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes.
    • King E, Mahon SM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Oct 1;21(5):589-598. doi: 10.1188/17.CJON.589-598.
    • Genetic consultation embedded in a gynecologic oncology clinic improves compliance with guideline-based care.
    • Senter L, O'Malley DM, Backes FJ, Copeland LJ, Fowler JM, Salani R, Cohn DE.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Oct;147(1):110-114. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.07.141. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    • Hereditary gynaecologic cancers in Nepal: a proposed model of care to serve high risk populations in developing countries.
    • Pokharel HP, Hacker NF, Andrews L.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2017 Sep 18;15:12. doi: 10.1186/s13053-017-0072-y. eCollection 2017.
    • Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone vs In-Person Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: A 12-Month Follow-Up.
    • Interrante MK, Segal H, Peshkin BN, Valdimarsdottir HB, Nusbaum R, Similuk M, DeMarco T, Hooker G, Graves K, Isaacs C, Wood M, McKinnon W, Garber J, McCormick S, Heinzmann J, Kinney AY, Schwartz MD.
    • JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2017 Sep;1(1):pkx002. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkx002. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    • Implementation and utilization of the molecular tumor board to guide precision medicine.
    • Harada S, Arend R, Dai Q, Levesque JA, Winokur TS, Guo R, Heslin MJ, Nabell L, Nabors LB, Limdi NA, Roth KA, Partridge EE, Siegal GP, Yang ES.
    • Oncotarget. 2017 Jun 14;8(34):57845-57854. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.18471. eCollection 2017 Aug 22.
    • Psychosocial and behavioral impact of breast cancer risk assessed by testing for common risk variants: protocol of a prospective study.
    • Yanes T, Meiser B, Young MA, Kaur R, Mitchell G, Barlow-Stewart K, Roscioli T, Halliday J, James P.
    • BMC Cancer. 2017 Jul 18;17(1):491. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3485-0.
    • Gaps in Incorporating Germline Genetic Testing Into Treatment Decision-Making for Early-Stage Breast Cancer.
    • Kurian AW, Li Y, Hamilton AS, Ward KC, Hawley ST, Morrow M, McLeod MC, Jagsi R, Katz SJ.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul 10;35(20):2232-2239. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.71.6480. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

    Press: Lack of Understanding of Genetic Breast Cancer Testing. (Medscape)

    • Population screening for BRCA1/BRCA2 founder mutations in Ashkenazi Jews: proactive recruitment compared with self-referral.
    • Lieberman S, Tomer A, Ben-Chetrit A, Olsha O, Strano S, Beeri R, Koka S, Fridman H, Djemal K, Glick I, Zalut T, Segev S, Sklair M, Kaufman B, Lahad A, Raz A, Levy-Lahad E.
    • Genet Med. 2017 Jul;19(7):754-762. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.182. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
    • Reproductive Decision-Making in Women with BRCA1/2 Mutations.
    • Chan JL, Johnson LN, Sammel MD, DiGiovanni L, Voong C, Domchek SM, Gracia CR.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Jun;26(3):594-603. doi: 10.1007/s10897-016-0035-x. Epub 2016 Oct 28.
    • Cancers de l’ovaire BRCA muté : consultation d’oncogénétique et prescription des inhibiteurs de PARP. [BRCA-mutated Ovarian Carcinomas: Genetic Counseling and PARP Inhibitors Prescription.]
    • Gladieff L, Lyonnet DS, Lortholary A, Leary A, Genestie C, Ray-Coquard I.
    • Bull Cancer. 2017 May;104 Suppl 1:S16-S23. doi: 10.1016/S0007-4551(17)30158-3.
    • Review, [Article in French]
    • Experiences from a pilot program bringing BRCA1/2 genetic screening to the US Ashkenazi Jewish population.
    • Wiesman C, Rose E, Grant A, Zimilover A, Klugman S, Schreiber-Agus N.
    • Genet Med. 2017 May;19(5):529-536. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.154. Epub 2016 Oct 13.

    Press: New Study Highlights the Benefits of BRCA Testing for All People of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent. (Newswise, Montefiore Health System)

    • Deficit of Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomies in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers After Telephone Genetic Counseling.
    • Benusiglio PR, Caron O.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2017 Apr 10;35(11):1255. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.70.5780. Epub 2017 Jan 23.

    Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone Delivery of BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling Compared With In-Person Counseling: 1-Year Follow-Up.

    • Streamlined genetic education is effective in preparing women newly diagnosed with breast cancer for decision making about treatment-focused genetic testing: a randomized controlled noninferiority trial.
    • Quinn VF, Meiser B, Kirk J, Tucker KM, Watts KJ, Rahman B, Peate M, Saunders C, Geelhoed E, Gleeson M, Barlow-Stewart K, Field M, Harris M, Antill YC, Cicciarelli L, Crowe K, Bowen MT, Mitchell G
    • Genet Med. 2017 Apr;19(4):448-456. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.130. Epub 2016 Sep 29.
    • Mainstreaming cancer genetics: A model integrating germline BRCA testing into routine ovarian cancer clinics.
    • Kentwell M, Dow E, Antill Y, Wrede CD, McNally O, Higgs E, Hamilton A, Ananda S, Lindeman GJ, Scott CL.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Apr;145(1):130-136. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.01.030. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    • Homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) testing in ovarian cancer clinical practice: a review of the literature.
    • Frey MK, Pothuri B.
    • Gynecol Oncol Res Pract. 2017 Feb 22;4:4. doi: 10.1186/s40661-017-0039-8. eCollection 2017.
    • BRCA1/2 germline testing in non-mucinous epithelial ovarian carcinoma: changing international practice and implications for service provision.
    • Coakley M, Cleary V, Power N, O'Reilly S.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2017 Feb;25(2):167-168. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2016.138. Epub 2016 Oct 19.
    • Identifying Needs: a Qualitative Study of women's Experiences Regarding Rapid Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the DNA BONus Study.
    • Augestad MT, Høberg-Vetti H, Bjorvatn C, Sekse RJ
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Feb;26(1):182-189. doi: 10.1007/s10897-016-9996-z. Epub 2016 Jul 28.
    • Anxiety and depression symptoms among women attending group-based patient education courses for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Listøl W, Høberg-Vetti H, Eide GE, Bjorvatn C.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2017 Jan 11;15:2. doi: 10.1186/s13053-016-0062-5. eCollection 2017.
    • Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: successful systematic implementation of a group approach to genetic counselling.
    • Benusiglio PR, Di Maria M, Dorling L, Jouinot A, Poli A, Villebasse S, Le Mentec M, Claret B, Boinon D, Caron O.
    • Fam Cancer. 2017 Jan;16(1):51-56. doi: 10.1007/s10689-016-9929-x.
    • [Making better use of the clinical geneticist's expertise; treating physician could request a DNA test for most cancer patients].
    • Aalfs CM, Westermann AM, van El CG.
    • Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2017;161(0):D1525.
    • [Article in Dutch], English Abstract
    • Design and Feasibility of an Intervention to Support Cancer Genetic Counselees in Informing their At-Risk Relatives.
    • de Geus E, Eijzenga W, Menko FH, Sijmons RH, de Haes HC, Aalfs CM, Smets EM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Dec;25(6):1179-1187. Epub 2016 Apr 22.

    Webinar: June 2016 Webinar: Spreading the word: a review of two family communication intervention studies. (NSGC. Cancer SIG. Webinar Recordings. 2016 Jun 29.)

    • When knowledge of a heritable gene mutation comes out of the blue: treatment-focused genetic testing in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Meiser B, Quinn VF, Gleeson M, Kirk J, Tucker KM, Rahman B, Saunders C, Watts KJ, Peate M, Geelhoed E, Barlow-Stewart K, Field M, Harris M, Antill YC, Mitchell G.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Nov;24(11):1517-1523. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2016.69. Epub 2016 Jun 22.
    • BRACAVENIR - impact of a psychoeducational intervention on expectations and coping in young women (aged 18-30 years) exposed to a high familial breast/ovarian cancer risk: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    • Kwiatkowski F, Dessenne P, Laquet C, Daures JP, Gay-Bellile M, Bignon YJ.
    • Trials. 2016 Oct 21;17(1):509.
    • A collaborative approach to cancer risk assessment services using genetic counselor extenders in a multi-system community hospital.
    • Cohen SA, Nixon DM.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Oct;159(3):527-34. doi: 10.1007/s10549-016-3964-z. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Assist physicians with ordering testing?

    • Patient and genetic counselor perceptions of in-person versus telephone genetic counseling for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer.
    • Jacobs AS, Schwartz MD, Valdimarsdottir H, Nusbaum RH, Hooker GW, DeMarco TA, Heinzmann JE, McKinnon W, McCormick SR, Davis C, Forman AD, Lebensohn AP, Dalton E, Tully DM, Graves KD, Similuk M, Kelly S, Peshkin BN.
    • Fam Cancer. 2016 Oct;15(4):529-39. doi: 10.1007/s10689-016-9900-x.
    • Communicating genetic test results within the family: Is it lost in translation? A survey of relatives in the randomized six-step study.
    • Daly MB, Montgomery S, Bingler R, Ruth K.
    • Fam Cancer. 2016 Oct;15(4):697-706. doi: 10.1007/s10689-016-9889-1.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Register for June Journal Club; Reminder, webinar this Friday

    Webinar: June 2016 Webinar: Spreading the word: a review of two family communication intervention studies (NSGC Cancer SIG: Webinar Recordings)

    • Evolution of Hereditary Breast Cancer Genetic Services: Are Changes Reflected in the Knowledge and Clinical Practices of Florida Providers?
    • Cragun D, Scherr C, Camperlengo L, Vadaparampil ST, Pal T.
    • Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2016 Oct;20(10):569-578. Epub 2016 Aug 15.
    • Video-assisted genetic counseling in patients with ovarian, fallopian and peritoneal carcinoma.
    • Watson CH, Ulm M, Blackburn P, Smiley L, Reed M, Covington R, Bokovitz L, Tillmanns T.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Oct;143(1):109-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.07.094. Epub 2016 Jul 12.
    • Want A BRCA Test? Some Insurers Require Genetic Counseling First.
    • Michelle Andrews
    • NPR. Shots. 2016 Sep 14.
    • Insurers May Insist On Counseling Before Genetic Tests For Breast Cancer.
    • Michelle Andrews
    • Kaiser Health News. 2016 Sep 13.
    • Waiting for Cancer
    • Patricia Fall.
    • Well. NY Times. 2016 Sep 1.
    • Finding all BRCA pathogenic mutation carriers: best practice models.
    • Hoogerbrugge N, Jongmans MC.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Sep;24 Suppl 1:S19-26. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2016.95.
    • Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone Delivery of BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling Compared With In-Person Counseling: 1-Year Follow-Up.
    • Kinney AY, Steffen LE, Brumbach BH, Kohlmann W, Du R, Lee JH, Gammon A, Butler K, Buys SS, Stroup AM, Campo RA, Flores KG, Mandelblatt JS, Schwartz MD.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 20;34(24):2914-24. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.65.9557. Epub 2016 Jun 20.


    Deficit of Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomies in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers After Telephone Genetic Counseling.

    Press: Telephone counseling can help make cancer genetic services more accessible to rural women (News Medical)

    • Implementing rapid, robust, cost-effective, patient-centred, routine genetic testing in ovarian cancer patients.
    • George A, Riddell D, Seal S, Talukdar S, Mahamdallie S, Ruark E, Cloke V, Slade I, Kemp Z, Gore M, Strydom A, Banerjee S, Hanson H, Rahman N.
    • Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 13;6:29506. doi: 10.1038/srep29506.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Are We Just A Bunch of Health Care Money-Wasters Who Are Indirectly Responsible For People Getting Preventable Cancers?


    Streamlined genetic testing pathway is developed for women with ovarian cancer.

    Press: Simplified the Process. (GenomeWeb)

    Press: All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they? (Science Blog)

    • Cluster-randomised non-inferiority trial comparing DVD-assisted and traditional genetic counselling in systematic population testing for BRCA1/2 mutations.
    • Manchanda R, Burnell M, Loggenberg K, Desai R, Wardle J, Sanderson SC, Gessler S, Side L, Balogun N, Kumar A, Dorkins H, Wallis Y, Chapman C, Tomlinson I, Taylor R, Jacobs C, Legood R, Raikou M, McGuire A, Beller U, Menon U, Jacobs I.
    • J Med Genet. 2016 Jul;53(7):472-80. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2015-103740. Epub 2016 Mar 18.
    • The Unbearably Slow Adoption of Genetic Cancer Tests
    • [No author given]
    • The Atlantic. 2016 Jul.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Are We Just A Bunch of Health Care Money-Wasters Who Are Indirectly Responsible For People Getting Preventable Cancers?

    • June 2016 Webinar: Spreading the word: a review of two family communication intervention studies.
    • Ilana Solomon.
    • NSGC. Cancer SIG. Webinar Recordings. 2016 Jun 29.

    Communicating genetic test results within the family: Is it lost in translation? A survey of relatives in the randomized six-step study.

    Design and Feasibility of an Intervention to Support Cancer Genetic Counselees in Informing their At-Risk Relatives.

    • The integration of BRCA testing into oncology clinics.
    • Percival N, George A, Gyertson J, Hamill M, Fernandes A, Davies E, Rahman N, Banerjee S.
    • Br J Nurs. 2016 Jun 23;25(12):690-4. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.12.690.
    • The Quality of Genetic Counseling and Connected Factors as Evaluated by Male BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers in Finland.
    • Kajula O, Kääriäinen M, Moilanen JS, Kyngäs H.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Jun;25(3):413-21. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9885-x. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
    • Predictive Genetic Testing and Alternatives to Face to Face Results Disclosure: A Retrospective Review of Patients Preference for Alternative Modes of BRCA 1 and 2 Results Disclosure in the Republic of Ireland.
    • O'Shea R, Meany M, Carroll C, Cody N, Healy D, Green A, Lynch SA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Jun;25(3):422-31. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9887-8. Epub 2015 Sep 26.
    • Patient Perceptions of Telephone vs. In-Person BRCA1/BRCA2 Genetic Counseling.
    • Peshkin BN, Kelly S, Nusbaum RH, Similuk M, DeMarco TA, Hooker GW, Valdimarsdottir HB, Forman AD, Joines JR, Davis C, McCormick SR, McKinnon W, Graves KD, Isaacs C, Garber J, Wood M, Jandorf L, Schwartz MD.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Jun;25(3):472-82. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9897-6. Epub 2015 Oct 12.
    • High Satisfaction and Low Distress in Breast Cancer Patients One Year after BRCA-Mutation Testing without Prior Face-to-Face Genetic Counseling.
    • Sie AS, Spruijt L, van Zelst-Stams WA, Mensenkamp AR, Ligtenberg MJ, Brunner HG, Prins JB, Hoogerbrugge N.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Jun;25(3):504-14. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9899-4. Epub 2015 Nov 4.
    • Alternate Service Delivery Models in Cancer Genetic Counseling: A Mini-Review.
    • Buchanan AH, Rahm AK, Williams JL.
    • Front Oncol. 2016 May 13;6:120. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00120. eCollection 2016.
    • The impact of an interventional counselling procedure in families with a BRCA1/2 gene mutation: efficacy and safety.
    • Sermijn E, Delesie L, Deschepper E, Pauwels I, Bonduelle M, Teugels E, De Grève J.
    • Fam Cancer. 2016 Apr;15(2):155-62. doi: 10.1007/s10689-015-9854-4.
    • A new paradigm of genetic testing for hereditary breast/ovarian cancers.
    • Kwong A, Chen JW, Shin VY.
    • Hong Kong Med J. 2016 Apr;22(2):171-7. doi: 10.12809/hkmj154634. Epub 2016 Mar 14.
    • Reaching high-risk underserved individuals for cancer genetic counseling by video-teleconferencing.
    • Mette LA, Saldívar AM, Poullard NE, Torres IC, Seth SG, Pollock BH, Tomlinson GE.
    • J Community Support Oncol. 2016 Apr;14(4):162-8. doi: 10.12788/jcso.0247.
    • A targeted approach to genetic counseling in breast cancer patients: the experience of an Italian local project.
    • La Verde N, Corsi F, Moretti A, Peissel B, Dalu D, Girelli S, Fasola C, Gambaro A, Roversi G, Azzollini J, Radice P, Pensotti V, Farina G, Manoukian S.
    • Tumori. 2016 Feb 4;102(1):45-50. doi: 10.5301/tj.5000407. Epub 2015 Sep 10.
    • Utilizing Remote Real-Time Videoconferencing to Expand Access to Cancer Genetic Services in Community Practices: A Multicenter Feasibility Study.
    • Bradbury A, Patrick-Miller L, Harris D, Stevens E, Egleston B, Smith K, Mueller R, Brandt A, Stopfer J, Rauch S, Forman A, Kim R, Fetzer D, Fleisher L, Daly M, Domchek S.
    • J Med Internet Res. 2016 Feb 1;18(2):e23. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4564.
    • Does rapid genetic counseling and testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients cause additional psychosocial distress? results from a randomized clinical trial.
    • Wevers MR, Ausems MG, Verhoef S, Bleiker EM, Hahn DE, Brouwer T, Hogervorst FB, van der Luijt RB, van Dalen T, Theunissen EB, van Ooijen B, de Roos MA, Borgstein PJ, Vrouenraets BC, Vriens E, Bouma WH, Rijna H, Vente JP, Kieffer JM, Valdimarsdottir HB, Rutgers EJ, Witkamp AJ, Aaronson NK.
    • Genet Med. 2016 Feb;18(2):137-144. doi: 10.1038/gim.2015.50. Epub 2015 Apr 23.
    • Sweeping Up after the Kardashians: What We Wish had been Covered in Their Genetic Testing Episode.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2016 Jan 22.
    • Genetic screening for gynecological cancer: where are we heading?
    • Manchanda R, Jacobs I.
    • Future Oncol. 2016 Jan;12(2):207-20. doi: 10.2217/fon.15.278. Epub 2015 Dec 7.
    • Editorial / Commentary
    • ReCAP: Economic Evaluation Alongside a Clinical Trial of Telephone Versus In-Person Genetic Counseling for BRCA1/2 Mutations in Geographically Underserved Areas.
    • Chang Y, Near AM, Butler KM, Hoeffken A, Edwards SL, Stroup AM, Kohlmann W, Gammon A, Buys SS, Schwartz MD, Peshkin BN, Kinney AY, Mandelblatt JS, Chang Y, Near AM, Butler KM, Hoeffken A, Edwards SL, Stroup AM, Kohlmann W, Gammon A, Buys SS, Schwartz MD, Peshkin BN, Kinney AY, Mandelblatt JS.
    • J Oncol Pract. 2016 Jan;12(1):59. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2015.004838.
    • Genetic Testing for BRCA Mutations Today and Tomorrow-About the ABOUT Study.
    • Narod S.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2015 Dec 1;1(9):1225-1226. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.3269.
    • Comment

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Dr. Narod's commentary on pre-test genetic counseling

    Utilization and Outcomes of BRCA Genetic Testing and Counseling in a National Commercially Insured Population: The ABOUT Study.

    • Strategies for recruitment of relatives of BRCA mutation carriers to a genetic testing program in the Bahamas.
    • Trottier M, Lunn J, Butler R, Curling D, Turnquest T, Royer R, Akbari MR, Donenberg T, Hurley J, Narod SA.
    • Clin Genet. 2015 Aug;88(2):182-6. doi: 10.1111/cge.12468. Epub 2014 Sep 6.
    • Aligning policy to promote cascade genetic screening for prevention and early diagnosis of heritable diseases.
    • George R, Kovak K, Cox SL.
    • J Genet Couns. 2015 Jun;24(3):388-99. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9805-5. Epub 2015 Jan 11.
    • Pre-test genetic counseling services for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer delivered by non-genetics professionals in the state of Florida.
    • Vadaparampil ST, Scherr CL, Cragun D, Malo TL, Pal T.
    • Clin Genet. 2015 May;87(5):473-7. doi: 10.1111/cge.12405. Epub 2014 May 9.


    Response to Cragun et al.


    Response to Cragun et al.

    • Pilot Testing of a Psycho-educational Telephone Intervention for Women Receiving Uninformative BRCA1/2 Genetic Test Results.
    • Maheu C, Meschino WS, Hu W, Honeyford J, Ambus I, Kidd M, Benea A, Gao X, Azadbakhsh M, Rochefort C, Esplen MJ.
    • Can J Nurs Res. 2015 Mar;47(1):53-71. doi: 10.1177/084456211504700105.
    • Accuracy of recall of information about a cancer-predisposing BRCA1/2 gene mutation among patients and relatives.
    • Jacobs C, Dancyger C, Smith JA, Michie S.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2015 Feb;23(2):147-51. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.84. Epub 2014 May 21.
    • Genetic counseling for fanconi anemia: crosslinking disciplines.
    • Zierhut HA, Tryon R, Sanborn EM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2014 Dec;23(6):910-21. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9754-z. Epub 2014 Sep 20.
    • Review

    Research news: Fanconi Anemia: Genetic Counseling Research (Perspectives in Genetic Counseling)


    • Expanding Access to BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling with Telephone Delivery: A Cluster Randomized Trial.
    • Kinney AY, Butler KM, Schwartz MD, Mandelblatt JS, Boucher KM, Pappas LM, Gammon A, Kohlmann W, Edwards SL, Stroup AM, Buys SS, Flores KG, Campo RA.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Nov 5;106(12). pii: dju328. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju328. Print 2014 Dec.

    Press: Phone Counseling for BRCA1/2 Gene Tests 'Non-inferior' to In-Person. (Healthy Living/Reuters)

    • Development of a communication protocol for telephone disclosure of genetic test results for cancer predisposition.
    • Patrick-Miller LJ, Egleston BL, Fetzer D, Forman A, Bealin L, Rybak C, Peterson C, Corbman M, Albarracin J, Stevens E, Daly MB, Bradbury AR.
    • JMIR Res Protoc. 2014 Oct 29;3(4):e49. doi: 10.2196/resprot.3337.
    • Breast cancer risk counseling: a teachable moment?
    • Daly M.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Oct;12(10):1361-2.
    • Editorial

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article request

    Subject: Expanding risk counseling beyond genetics

    • Active approach for breast cancer genetic counseling during radiotherapy: long-term psychosocial and medical impact.
    • Baars JE, Bleiker EM, van Riel E, Rodenhuis CC, Velthuizen ME, Schlich KJ, Ausems MG.
    • Clin Genet. 2014 Jun;85(6):524-31. doi: 10.1111/cge.12335. Epub 2014 Feb 4.
    • More breast cancer patients prefer BRCA-mutation testing without prior face-to-face genetic counseling.
    • Sie AS, van Zelst-Stams WA, Spruijt L, Mensenkamp AR, Ligtenberg MJ, Brunner HG, Prins JB, Hoogerbrugge N.
    • Fam Cancer. 2014 Jun;13(2):143-51. doi: 10.1007/s10689-013-9686-z.
    • Randomized noninferiority trial of telephone versus in-person genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Schwartz MD, Valdimarsdottir HB, Peshkin BN, Mandelblatt J, Nusbaum R, Huang AT, Chang Y, Graves K, Isaacs C, Wood M, McKinnon W, Garber J, McCormick S, Kinney AY, Luta G, Kelleher S, Leventhal KG, Vegella P, Tong A, King L.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 1;32(7):618-26. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.51.3226. Epub 2014 Jan 21.


    Is it time to embrace telephone genetic counseling in the oncology setting?

    • Impact of rapid genetic counselling and testing on the decision to undergo immediate or delayed prophylactic mastectomy in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients: findings from a randomised controlled trial.
    • Wevers MR, Aaronson NK, Verhoef S, Bleiker EM, Hahn DE, Kuenen MA, van der Sanden-Melis J, Brouwer T, Hogervorst FB, van der Luijt RB, Valdimarsdottir HB, van Dalen T, Theunissen EB, van Ooijen B, de Roos MA, Borgstein PJ, Vrouenraets BC, Vriens E, Bouma WH, Rijna H, Vente JP, Witkamp AJ, Rutgers EJ, Ausems MG.
    • Br J Cancer. 2014 Feb 18;110(4):1081-7. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.805. Epub 2014 Jan 14.
    • Fanconi anaemia, BRCA2 mutations and childhood cancer: a developmental perspective from clinical and epidemiological observations with implications for genetic counselling.
    • Meyer S, Tischkowitz M, Chandler K, Gillespie A, Birch JM, Evans DG.
    • J Med Genet. 2014 Feb;51(2):71-5. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2013-101642. Epub 2013 Nov 20.
    • London hospital widens access to genetic tests for ovarian cancer.
    • Arie S.
    • BMJ. 2014 Jan 28;348:g1179. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g1179.
    • News
    • New genetic testing pathway for cancer patients.
    • Philippa Brice.
    • PHG Foundation, 2014 Jan 24.
    • A rapid genetic counselling and testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer is associated with high rate of risk-reducing mastectomy in BRCA1/2-positive Italian women.
    • Cortesi L, Razzaboni E, Toss A, De Matteis E, Marchi I, Medici V, Tazzioli G, Andreotti A, De Santis G, Pignatti M, Federico M.
    • Ann Oncol. 2014 Jan;25(1):57-63. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdt422. Epub 2013 Nov 24.

    Viewpoint: Rapid BRCA Testing Informs Choice of Mastectomy. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Self administered screening for hereditary cancers in conjunction with mammography and ultrasound.
    • McDonnell CH, Seidenwurm DJ, McDonnell DE, Bobolis KA.
    • Fam Cancer. 2013 Dec;12(4):651-6. doi: 10.1007/s10689-013-9641-z.
    • Implementation and outcomes of telephone disclosure of clinical BRCA1/2 test results.
    • Patrick-Miller L, Egleston BL, Daly M, Stevens E, Fetzer D, Forman A, Bealin L, Rybak C, Peterson C, Corbman M, Bradbury AR.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Dec;93(3):413-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2013.08.009. Epub 2013 Aug 19.
    • Variants of uncertain significance in BRCA testing: evaluation of surgical decisions, risk perception, and cancer distress.
    • Culver J, Brinkerhoff C, Clague J, Yang K, Singh K, Sand S, Weitzel J.
    • Clin Genet. 2013 Nov;84(5):464-472. doi: 10.1111/cge.12097. Epub 2013 Feb 20.
    • Has Myriad Learned Their Lesson?
    • Niki Lovick, Michelle Ernst.
    • Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling. 2013 Sep 11.
    • A focus group study on breast cancer risk presentation: one format does not fit all.
    • Dorval M, Bouchard K, Chiquette J, Glendon G, Maugard CM, Dubuisson W, Panchal S, Simard J.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2013 Jul;21(7):719-24. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2012.248. Epub 2012 Nov 21.
    • Timing of referral for genetic counseling and genetic testing in patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma.
    • Novetsky AP, Smith K, Babb SA, Jeffe DB, Hagemann AR, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Mutch DG, Massad LS, Zighelboim I.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2013 Jul;23(6):1016-21. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e3182994365.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Timing of referral for ovarian patients

    • Implementation of a breast cancer genetic service in South Africa - lessons learned.
    • Schoeman M, Apffelstaedt JP, Baatjes K, Urban M.
    • S Afr Med J. 2013 Jun 25;103(8):529-33. doi: 10.7196/samj.6814.
    • Star Power.
    • Robert Resta.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2013 Jun 16.
    • Dealing with the unexpected: consumer responses to direct-access BRCA mutation testing.
    • Francke U, Dijamco C, Kiefer AK, Eriksson N, Moiseff B, Tung JY, Mountain JL.
    • PeerJ. 2013 Feb 12;1:e8. doi: 10.7717/peerj.8. Print 2013.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum

    Subject: Current thoughts on 23andme?

    Press: Consumers have few negative reactions to the results of genetic testing for cancer mutations. (EurekAlert!)

    Press: Get ready for the risks of genetic testing. (CNN)

    • How should we discuss genetic testing with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer? Design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of two models of delivering education about treatment-focused genetic testing to younger women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Watts KJ, Meiser B, Mitchell G, Kirk J, Saunders C, Peate M, Duffy J, Kelly PJ, Gleeson M, Barlow-Stewart K, Rahman B, Friedlander M, Tucker K; TFGT Collaborative Group.
    • BMC Cancer. 2012 Jul 28;12:320. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-320.
    • Grace Rock's consent.
    • Ross TS.
    • Endocr Relat Cancer. 2012 Jul 22;19(4):C29-31. doi: 10.1530/ERC-12-0186. Print 2012 Aug.
    • Psychological Distress with Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: A Case Report of an Unexpected BRCA Positive Test Result.
    • Dohany L, Gustafson S, Ducaine W, Zakalik D.
    • J Genet Couns. 2012 Jun;21(3):399-401. Epub 2012 Jan 21.
    • Case Report
    • DNA-testing for BRCA1/2 prior to genetic counselling in patients with breast cancer: design of an intervention study, DNA-direct.
    • Sie AS, Spruijt L, van Zelst-Stams WA, Mensenkamp AR, Ligtenberg MJ, Brunner HG, Prins JB, Hoogerbrugge N.
    • BMC Womens Health. 2012 May 8;12:12. doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-12-12.
    • The introduction of a choice to learn pre-symptomatic DNA test results for BRCA or Lynch syndrome either face-to-face or by letter.
    • Voorwinden JS, Jaspers JP, ter Beest JG, Kievit Y, Sijmons RH, Oosterwijk JC.
    • Clin Genet. 2012 May;81(5):421-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0004.2011.01811.x. Epub 2011 Dec 13.
    • A pre-visit website with question prompt sheet for counselees facilitates communication in the first consultation for breast cancer genetic counseling: findings from a randomized controlled trial.
    • Albada A, van Dulmen S, Ausems MG, Bensing JM.
    • Genet Med. 2012 May;14(5):535-42. doi: 10.1038/gim.2011.42. Epub 2012 Jan 12.
    • Effects of a pre-visit educational website on information recall and needs fulfilment in breast cancer genetic counselling, a randomized controlled trial.
    • Albada A, van Dulmen S, Bensing JM, Ausems MG.
    • Breast Cancer Res. 2012 Mar 6;14(2):R37.


    Retraction: Effects of a pre-visit educational website on information recall and needs fulfilment in breast cancer genetic counselling, a randomized controlled trial.

    • A pre-visit tailored website enhances counselees' realistic expectations and knowledge and fulfils information needs for breast cancer genetic counselling.
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