Counseling / Testing Concerns ~ Psychosocial
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Psychosocial issues and concerns more limited to the immediate genetic counseling/testing process itself, rather than wider, longer-term life concerns with high-risk status. (See High-Risk Status Concerns ~ Psychosocial for the latter.)

List was last updated on Nov 21, 2019 @ 7:59 am.


    • Mainstreamed genetic testing in ovarian cancer: patient experience of the testing process.
    • McLeavy L, Rahman B, Kristeleit R, Ledermann J, Lockley M, McCormack M, Mould T, Side L, Lanceley A.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Nov 19. pii: ijgc-2019-000630. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000630. [Epub ahead of print]
    • The "Psychosocial Aspects in Hereditary Cancer" questionnaire in women attending breast cancer genetic clinics: Psychometric validation across French-, German- and Spanish-language versions.
    • Brédart A, Anota A, Dick J, Cano A, De Pauw A, Kop JL, Aaronson NK, Bleiker EM, Brunet J, Devilee P, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Schmutzler R, Dolbeault S.
    • Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 Sep 30:e13173. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13173. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Psychosocial problems in women attending French, German and Spanish genetics clinics before and after targeted or multigene testing results: an observational prospective study.
    • Brédart A, Kop JL, Dick J, Cano A, De Pauw A, Anota A, Brunet J, Devilee P, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Schmutzler R, Dolbeault S.
    • BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 24;9(9):e029926. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029926.
    • Randomised trial of population-based BRCA testing in Ashkenazi Jews: long-term outcomes.
    • Manchanda R, Burnell M, Gaba F, Desai R, Wardle J, Gessler S, Side L, Sanderson S, Loggenberg K, Brady AF, Dorkins H, Wallis Y, Chapman C, Jacobs C, Legood R, Beller U, Tomlinson I, Menon U, Jacobs I.
    • BJOG. 2019 Sep 10. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15905. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Risk Estimation, Anxiety and Breast Cancer Worry in Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: A Single-Arm Trial of Personalized Risk Communication.
    • Xie Z, Wenger N, Stanton A, Sepucha K, Kaplan C, Madlensky L, Elashoff D, Trent J, Petruse A, Johansen L, Layton T, Naeim A.
    • Psychooncology. 2019 Aug 28. doi: 10.1002/pon.5211. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
    • US Preventive Services Task Force, Owens DK, Davidson KW, Krist AH, Barry MJ, Cabana M, Caughey AB, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Pbert L, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB.
    • JAMA. 2019 Aug 20;322(7):652-665. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.10987.

    Evidence report, Review:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force.

    Guidelines [Internet]:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA1/2-Related Cancer in Women: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Internet].

    Editorial:

    Broadening Criteria for BRCA1/2 Evaluation: Placing the USPSTF Recommendation in Context.

    Editorial:

    USPSTF Recommendations for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing in the Context of a Transformative National Cancer Control Plan.

    Editorial:

    Hereditary Cancer Evaluation in 2019-a Rapidly Evolving Landscape.

    Editorial:

    US Preventive Services Task Force Breast Cancer Recommendation Statement on Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer.

    News:

    USPSTF Calls for More BRCA Screening.

    Patient Page:

    Should I Be Tested for BRCA Mutations?

    Audio Interview, CME Activity: USPSTF Recommendation: Assessment, Counseling, and Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer. (JAMA)

    Press: USPSTF Recommendations on BRCA Mutation Testing. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force.
    • Nelson HD, Pappas M, Cantor A, Haney E, Holmes R.
    • JAMA. 2019 Aug 20;322(7):666-685. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.8430.

    Guidelines:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

    Guidelines:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA1/2-Related Cancer in Women: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Internet].

    • Should I Be Tested for BRCA Mutations?
    • Jin J.
    • JAMA. 2019 Aug 20;322(7):702. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.11251.

    Guidelines:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

    • USPSTF Recommendation: Assessment, Counseling, and Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer.
    • Mangione CM.
    • JAMA. 2019 Aug 20.

    Guidelines:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

    • Effect of interventions including provision of personalised cancer risk information on accuracy of risk perception and psychological responses: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    • Bayne M, Fairey M, Silarova B, Griffin SJ, Sharp SJ, Klein WMP, Sutton S, Usher-Smith JA.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Aug 11. pii: S0738-3991(19)30350-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.08.010. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA1/2-Related Cancer in Women: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Internet].
    • Nelson HD, Pappas M, Cantor A, Haney E, Holmes R, Stillman L.
    • Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2019 Aug. Report No.: 19-05251-EF-1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Syntheses, formerly Systematic Evidence Reviews.

    Guidelines:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

    Guidelines:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force.

    • 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.
    • Psychological aspects, risk and protective factors related to BRCA genetic testing: a review of the literature.
    • Lombardi L, Bramanti SM, Babore A, Stuppia L, Trumello C, Antonucci I, Cavallo A.
    • Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jun 15. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04918-7. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • A Simple Way to Make Genetic Counseling More Efficient and Accessible.
    • Markman M.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2019 Jun 14.

    Original research:

    Modified panel-based genetic counseling for ovarian cancer susceptibility: A randomized non-inferiority study.

    • Genetic counseling of patients with ovarian carcinoma: acceptance, timing, and psychological wellbeing.
    • Van de Beek I, Smets EMA, Legdeur MA, de Hullu JA, Lok CAR, Buist MR, Mourits MJE, Kets CM, van der Kolk LE, Oosterwijk JC, Aalfs CM.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Jun 5. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00427-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Effectiveness of interventions to identify and manage patients with familial cancer risk in primary care: a systematic review.
    • Lee SI, Patel M, Dutton B, Weng S, Luveta J, Qureshi N.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00419-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • A qualitative study on decision-making about BRCA1/2 testing in Italian women.
    • Battistuzzi L, Franiuk M, Kasparian N, Rania N, Migliorini L, Varesco L.
    • Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 May 5:e13083. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13083. [Epub ahead of print]
    • A narrative overview of the patients' outcomes after multigene cancer panel testing, and a thorough evaluation of its implications for genetic counselling.
    • Esteban I, Lopez-Fernandez A, Balmaña J.
    • Eur J Med Genet. 2019 May;62(5):342-349. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.11.027. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
    • Review
    • A randomized controlled intervention to promote readiness to genetic counseling for breast cancer survivors.
    • Kasting ML, Conley CC, Hoogland AI, Scherr CL, Kim J, Thapa R, Reblin M, Meade CD, Lee MC, Pal T, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Psychooncology. 2019 May;28(5):980-988. doi: 10.1002/pon.5059. Epub 2019 Apr 11.
    • Women's perceptions of personalized risk-based breast cancer screening and prevention: An international focus group study.
    • Rainey L, Jervaeus A, Donnelly LS, Evans DG, Hammarström M, Hall P, Wengström Y, Broeders MJM, van der Waal D.
    • Psychooncology. 2019 May;28(5):1056-1062. doi: 10.1002/pon.5051. Epub 2019 Mar 25.
    • Family communication and patient distress after germline genetic testing in individuals with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
    • Peters MLB, Stobie L, Dudley B, Karloski E, Allen K, Speare V, Dolinsky JS, Tian Y, DeLeonardis K, Krejdovsky J, Button A, Lim C, Borazanci E, Brand R, Tung N.
    • Cancer. 2019 Apr 12. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32077. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 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]
    • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in BRCA Counseling and Testing: a Narrative Review.
    • Williams CD, Bullard AJ, O'Leary M, Thomas R, Redding TS 4th, Goldstein K.
    • J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019 Apr 8. doi: 10.1007/s40615-018-00556-7. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Expectations versus reality: The impact of men's expectancy violations in conversations with healthcare providers about BRCA-related cancer risks.
    • Dean M, Rauscher E, Gomez E, Fischer C.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Apr 6. pii: S0738-3991(19)30135-1. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.04.010. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Rapid reversal of clinical down-classification of a BRCA1 splicing variant avoiding psychological harm.
    • Smith MJ, Woodward ER, Burghel GJ, Banks C, Morgan RD, Wallace AJ, Turnbull C, Evans DG.
    • Clin Genet. 2019 Apr;95(4):532-533. doi: 10.1111/cge.13488. Epub 2018 Dec 26.
    • Letter
    • Modified panel-based genetic counseling for ovarian cancer susceptibility: A randomized non-inferiority study.
    • McCuaig JM, Tone AA, Maganti M, Romagnuolo T, Ricker N, Shuldiner J, Rodin G, Stockley T, Kim RH, Bernardini MQ.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Apr;153(1):108-115. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.12.027. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

    Commentary: A Simple Way to Make Genetic Counseling More Efficient and Accessible. (Medscape Oncology)

    • High-risk women's risk perception after receiving personalized polygenic breast cancer risk information.
    • Forrest LE, Sawyer SD, Hallowell N, James PA, Young MA.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Apr;10(2):197-206. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0378-0. Epub 2018 Aug 10.
    • Uncertainty related to multigene panel testing for cancer: a qualitative study on counsellors' and counselees' views.
    • Medendorp NM, Hillen MA, Murugesu L, Aalfs CM, Stiggelbout AM, Smets EMA.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Apr;10(2):303-312. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0393-1. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
    • Experiences and interpretations of BRCA1/2 testing among women affected by breast or ovarian cancer who received a negative result.
    • Stafford L, Flehr A, Judd F, Lindeman GJ, Gibson P, Komiti A, Mann GB, Kentwell M.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Mar 27. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00415-w. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Evaluation of the template letter regarding the disclosure of genetic information within the family in France.
    • Zordan C, Monteil L, Haquet E, Cordier C, Toussaint E, Roche P, Dorian V, Maillard A, Lhomme E, Richert L, Pasquier L, Akloul L, Taris N, Lacombe D.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Mar 27. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00418-7. [Epub ahead of print]
    • BRCA mutation testing for ovarian cancer in the context of available targeted therapy: Survey and consensus of Hong Kong specialists.
    • Kwong A, Cheng KD, Hsue CV, Hui SK, Leung CR, Leung KA, Ngan KR, Soong SI.
    • Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar;15 Suppl 2:20-31. doi: 10.1111/ajco.13116. Epub 2019 Mar 6.
    • Mainstreamed genetic testing for women with ovarian cancer: first-year experience.
    • Rahman B, Lanceley A, Kristeleit RS, Ledermann JA, Lockley M, McCormack M, Mould T, Side L.
    • J Med Genet. 2019 Mar;56(3):195-198. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2017-105140. Epub 2018 Mar 13.
    • Psychosocial, attitudinal, and demographic correlates of cancer-related germline genetic testing in the 2017 Health Information National Trends Survey.
    • Roberts MC, Turbitt E, Klein WMP.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Feb 20. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-00405-4. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 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.
    • Psychosocial and behavioral outcomes of genomic testing in cancer: a systematic review.
    • Yanes T, Willis AM, Meiser B, Tucker KM, Best M.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 Jan;27(1):28-35. doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0257-5. Epub 2018 Sep 11.
    • Review
    • 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.
    • Genet Med. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0402-0. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • "I Am Uncertain About What My Uncertainty Even Is": Men's Uncertainty and Information Management of Their BRCA-Related Cancer Risks.
    • Rauscher EA, Dean M, Campbell-Salome GM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Dec;27(6):1417-1427. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0276-y. Epub 2018 Jul 3.
    • Psychosocial impact of BRCA testing in young Black breast cancer survivors.
    • Gonzalez BD, Hoogland AI, Kasting ML, Cragun D, Kim J, Ashing K, Holt CL, Hughes Halbert C, Pal T, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Dec;27(12):2778-2785. doi: 10.1002/pon.4887. Epub 2018 Oct 9.
    • A narrative overview of the patients’ outcomes after multigene cancer panel testing: Thorough evaluation of its implications for genetic counselling.
    • Estebana I, Lopez-Fernandez A, Balmaña J.
    • Eur J Med Genet. 2018 Nov 23. pii: S1769-7212(18)30422-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.11.027. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review, Comment
    • The iPrevent Online Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Risk Management Tool: Usability and Acceptability Testing.
    • Lo LL, Collins IM, Bressel M, Butow P, Emery J, Keogh L, Weideman P, Steel E, Hopper JL, Trainer AH, Mann GB, Bickerstaffe A, Antoniou AC, Cuzick J, Phillips KA.
    • JMIR Form Res. 2018 Nov 7;2(2):e24. doi: 10.2196/formative.9935.
    • Association of Germline Genetic Test Type and Results With Patient Cancer Worry After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
    • Katz SJ, Ward KC, Hamilton AS, Abrahamse P, Hawley ST, Kurian AW.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2018 Nov;2018. doi: 10.1200/PO.18.00225. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

    Research news: Genetic testing does not cause undue worry for breast cancer patients. (Rogel Cancer Center. Michigan Medicine)

    Press: Multi-Gene Panel Breast Cancer Tests Don't Faze Women. (Medscape Oncology)

    • 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
    • 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.
    • The Pink Underside: The Commercialization of Medical Risk Assessment and Decision-Making Tools for Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk.
    • Hesse-Biber S, Flynn B, Farrelly K.
    • Qual Health Res. 2018 Aug;28(10):1523-1538. doi: 10.1177/1049732318767395. Epub 2018 Apr 11.
    • Coping Mechanisms, Psychological Distress, and Quality of Life Prior to Cancer Genetic Counseling.
    • Di Mattei VE, Carnelli L, Bernardi M, Bienati R, Brombin C, Cugnata F, Rabaiotti E, Zambetti M, Sarno L, Candiani M, Gentilini O.
    • Front Psychol. 2018 Jul 16;9:1218. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01218. eCollection 2018.
    • The Cancer Worry Scale Revised for Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling.
    • Caruso A, Vigna C, Gremigni P.
    • Cancer Nurs. 2018 Jul/Aug;41(4):311-319. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000511.
    • Psychological outcomes and surgical decisions after genetic testing in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer with and without a family history.
    • Meiser B, Quinn VF, Mitchell G, Tucker K, Watts KJ, Rahman B, Peate M, Saunders C, Geelhoed E, Gleeson M, Barlow-Stewart K, Field M, Harris M, Antill YC, Susman R, Bowen MT, Mills L, Kirk J; TFGT Collaborative Group.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2018 Jul;26(7):972-983. doi: 10.1038/s41431-017-0057-3. Epub 2018 Mar 30.
    • 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.
    • Patients' Views of Treatment-Focused Genetic Testing (TFGT): Some Lessons for the Mainstreaming of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing.
    • Wright S, Porteous M, Stirling D, Lawton J, Young O, Gourley C, Hallowell N.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 May 11. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0261-5. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Investigating barriers to genetic counseling and germline mutation testing in women with suspected hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome.
    • Shaw J, Bulsara C, Cohen PA, Gryta M, Nichols CB, Schofield L, O'Sullivan S, Pachter N, Hardcastle SJ.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2018 May;101(5):938-944. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.12.011. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    • Patient experience and utility of genetic information: a cross-sectional study among patients tested for cancer susceptibility and thrombophilia.
    • D'Andrea E, Lagerberg T, De Vito C, Pitini E, Marzuillo C, Massimi A, Vacchio MR, Grammatico P, Villari P.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2018 Apr;26(4):518-526. doi: 10.1038/s41431-017-0083-1. Epub 2018 Jan 26.
    • 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.
    • 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 Feb 27. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy015. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Quality-of-life implications of risk-reducing cancer surgery.
    • Altman AM, Hui JYC, Tuttle TM.
    • Br J Surg. 2018 Jan;105(2):e121-e130. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10725.
    • 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.
    • Universal BRCA1/BRCA2 Testing for Ovarian Cancer Patients is Welcomed, but with Care: How Women and Staff Contextualize Experiences of Expanded Access.
    • Shipman H, Flynn S, MacDonald-Smith CF, Brenton J, Crawford R, Tischkowitz M; GTEOC Study Group, Hulbert-Williams NJ.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Dec;26(6):1280-1291. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0108-5. Epub 2017 May 24.
    • Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. Psychosocial Issues in Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes. What People Bring to Genetic Testing: Impact of Risk Perception, Health Beliefs, and Personality Characteristics.
    • PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board.
    • PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated 2017 Nov 30. Accessed 2017 Dec 8.
    • Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. Psychosocial Issues in Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes. Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Predisposition to Breast Cancer.
    • PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board.
    • PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated 2017 Nov 30. Accessed 2017 Dec 8.
    • Genetic counseling by phone or face-to-face.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2017 Nov 29.
    • Emotional impact on the results of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic test: an observational retrospective study.
    • Mella S, Muzzatti B, Dolcetti R, Annunziata MA.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2017 Oct 2;15:16. doi: 10.1186/s13053-017-0077-6. eCollection 2017.
    • Risk Perception and Psychological Distress in Genetic Counselling for Hereditary Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer.
    • Cicero G, De Luca R, Dorangricchia P, Lo Coco G, Guarnaccia C, Fanale D, Calò V, Russo A.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Oct;26(5):999-1007. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0072-0. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    • Impact of Panel Gene Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer on Patients.
    • Lumish HS, Steinfeld H, Koval C, Russo D, Levinson E, Wynn J, Duong J, Chung WK.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Oct;26(5):1116-1129. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0090-y. Epub 2017 Mar 29.

    Letter:

    Anxiety and Hereditary Testing Results.

    Letter, Reply:

    Response to Dr. Sorscher.

    • Anxiety and Hereditary Testing Results.
    • Sorscher S.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Oct;26(5):1162–1163. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0109-4. Epub 2017 May 24.
    • Letter

    Impact of Panel Gene Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer on Patients.

    Letter, Reply:

    Response to Dr. Sorscher.

    • Evaluation of psychosocial aspects in participants of cancer genetic counseling.
    • González-Ramírez LP, Martínez-Arriaga R, Camacho-Cárdenas E, Del Toro-Valero A, Oceguera-Villanueva A, Zagamé L, Silva-García AA, Daneri-Navarro A.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2017 Sep 20;15:13. doi: 10.1186/s13053-017-0073-x. eCollection 2017.
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    Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone Delivery of BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling Compared With In-Person Counseling: 1-Year Follow-Up.

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    Letter:

    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)

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    Concerns about cancer risk and experiences with genetic testing in a diverse population of patients with breast cancer.

    Reply / Letter

    Reply to S.M. Sorscher and A.B. Hafeez Bhatti.

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    Press: Current way of detecting gene mutations misses people at high risk of cancer. (Medical Xpress)

    Press: 'Screen more' for cancer risk genes. (BBC Health)

    Press: Population Genetic Testing Favored for BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutations in Ashkenazi-Jewish Women. (Medscape / Reuters Health)

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    • Experiences of predictive testing in young people at risk of Huntington's disease, familial cardiomyopathy or hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
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    • [No authors listed]
    • Ann Intern Med. 2014 Feb 18;160(4). doi: 10.7326/P14-9008.

    Systematic Review:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation.

    • Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
    • Moyer VA; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
    • Ann Intern Med. 2014 Feb 18;160(4):271-81.

    Patient Education Handout:

    Summaries for patients. Assessing the genetic risk for BRCA-related breast or ovarian cancer in women: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    • Summaries for patients. Assessing the genetic risk for BRCA-related breast or ovarian cancer in women: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
    • [No authors listed]
    • Ann Intern Med. 2014 Feb 18;160(4):I-16.

    Practice Guideline:

    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

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    • Implementation and outcomes of telephone disclosure of clinical BRCA1/2 test results.
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    • Dijkstra H, Albada A, Klöckner Cronauer C, Ausems MG, van Dulmen S.
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    • The influence of dispositional optimism on post-visit anxiety and risk perception accuracy among breast cancer genetic counselees.
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    • Review
    • Genetic counseling does not fulfill the counselees' need for certainty in hereditary breast/ovarian cancer families: an explorative assessment.
    • Vos J, Menko FH, Oosterwijk JC, van Asperen CJ, Stiggelbout AM, Tibben A.
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    • Theory Development From Studies With Young Women With Breast Cancer Who Are BRCA Mutation Negative.
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    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)

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    • Cognitive and Psychological Impact of BRCA Genetic Counseling in Before and After Definitive Surgery Breast Cancer Patients.
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    News:

    Pretest genetic counseling informs patients with BRCA mutation.

    Press Release: Pre-Test Genetic Counseling Increases Cancer Knowledge for BRCA Patients (Moffitt Cancer Center)

    • What factors may influence psychological well being at three months and one year post BRCA genetic result disclosure?
    • Bosch N, Junyent N, Gadea N, Brunet J, Ramon Y Cajal T, Torres A, Graña B, Velasco A, Darder E, Mensa I, Balmaña J.
    • Breast. 2012 Dec;21(6):755-60. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2012.02.004. Epub 2012 Feb 28.
    • Moderators of cancer-related distress and worry after a pancreatic cancer genetic counseling and screening intervention.
    • Hart SL, Torbit LA, Crangle CJ, Esplen MJ, Holter S, Semotiuk K, Borgida A, Ardiles P, Rothenmund H, Gallinger S.
    • Psychooncology. 2012 Dec;21(12):1324-30. doi: 10.1002/pon.2026. Epub 2011 Jul 20.
    • Breast cancer genetic counseling after diagnosis but before treatment: A pilot study on treatment consequences and psychological impact.
    • Wevers MR, Hahn DE, Verhoef S, Bolhaar MD, Ausems MG, Aaronson NK, Bleiker EM.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Oct;89(1):89-95. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.03.019. Epub 2012 Apr 28.

    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article requests

    • Long-term follow-up of Jewish women with a BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation who underwent population genetic screening.
    • Metcalfe KA, Mian N, Enmore M, Poll A, Llacuachaqui M, Nanda S, Sun P, Hughes KS, Narod SA.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jun;133(2):735-40. doi: 10.1007/s10549-011-1941-0. Epub 2012 Jan 13.
    • [Perception accuracy of BRCA1/2 mutation predisposition in breast cancer women and associated factors].
    • Leblond D, Brédart A, Dolbeault S, De Pauw A, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Sultan S.
    • Bull Cancer. 2012 Jun;99(6):673-84.
    • [Article in French]
    • 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
    • Influence of the family cluster effect on psychosocial variables in families undergoing BRCA1/2 genetic testing for cancer susceptibility.
    • Lapointe J, Abdous B, Camden S, Bouchard K, Goldgar D, Simard J, Dorval M.
    • Psychooncology. 2012 May;21(5):515-23. doi: 10.1002/pon.1936. Epub 2011 Mar 2.
    • When work, family and friendship collide.
    • Macshane M, Mountain H.
    • J Genet Couns. 2012 Apr;21(2):215-9. Epub 2011 Dec 9.
    • Sources of Uncertainty About Daughters' Breast Cancer Risk that Emerge During Genetic Counseling Consultations.
    • Bylund CL, Fisher CL, Brashers D, Edgerson S, Glogowski EA, Boyar SR, Kemel Y, Spencer S, Kissane D.
    • J Genet Couns. 2012 Apr;21(2):292-304. Epub 2011 Aug 11.
    • Long-term psychosocial outcomes of BRCA1/BRCA2 testing: differences across affected status and risk-reducing surgery choice.
    • Graves KD, Vegella P, Poggi EA, Peshkin BN, Tong A, Isaacs C, Finch C, Kelly S, Taylor KL, Luta G, Schwartz MD.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Mar;21(3):445-55. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0991. Epub 2012 Feb 10.
    • Patient outcomes associated with group and individual genetic counseling formats.
    • Rothwell E, Kohlmann W, Jasperson K, Gammon A, Wong B, Kinney A.
    • Fam Cancer. 2012 Mar;11(1):97-106. doi: 10.1007/s10689-011-9486-2.
    • Exploring the short-term impact of DNA-testing in breast cancer patients: the counselees' perception matters, but the actual BRCA1/2 result does not.
    • Vos J, Oosterwijk JC, Gomez-Garcia E, Menko FH, Collee MJ, van Asperen CJ, Jansen AM, Stiggelbout AM, Tibben A.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Feb;86(2):239-51. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.04.017. Epub 2011 Dec 27.
    • Opening the psychological black box in genetic counseling. The psychological impact of DNA testing is predicted by the counselees' perception, the medical impact by the pathogenic or uninformative BRCA1/2-result.
    • Vos J, Gómez-García E, Oosterwijk JC, Menko FH, Stoel RD, van Asperen CJ, Jansen AM, Stiggelbout AM, Tibben A.
    • Psychooncology. 2012 Jan;21(1):29-42. doi: 10.1002/pon.1864. Epub 2010 Nov 11.