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    • Perceptions and care Recommendations from Previvors: Qualitative analysis of female BRCA1/2 mutation Carriers' experience with genetic testing and counseling.
    • Dibble KE, Donorfio LKM, Britner PA, Bellizzi KM.
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    • Comparing the attitudes of physicians and non-physicians toward communicating a patient's BRCA1 mutation to a first-degree relative against a patient's wishes.
    • Zebrack JE, Yang W, Milone M, Coppes MJ.
    • J Community Genet. 2022 May 21. doi: 10.1007/s12687-022-00591-2. Epub ahead of print.
    • Differences in Willingness to Undergo BRCA1/2 Testing and Risk Reducing Surgery among the General Public, Cancer Patients, and Healthcare Professionals: A Large Population-Based Survey.
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    • Perceived risk and risk reduction behaviours of female first-degree relatives of breast cancer patients attending care at Uganda cancer institute.
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    Original research:

    Comparison of Outcomes Between BRCA Pathogenic Variant Carriers Undergoing Breast-Conserving Surgery Versus Mastectomy.

    • Making BRCA1 genetic test reports easier to understand through user-centered design: A randomized trial.
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    • Genetic clinicians' confidence in BOADICEA comprehensive breast cancer risk estimates and counselees' psychosocial outcomes: a prospective study.
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    • Attitudes and training needs of oncologists and surgeons in mainstreaming breast cancer genetic counseling in a low-to-middle income Asian country.
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    • J Genet Couns. 2022 Apr 28. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1579. Epub ahead of print.
    • Incomplete Penetrance of Population-Based Genetic Screening Results in Electronic Health Record.
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    • Front Genet. 2022 Apr 27;13:866169. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2022.866169.
    • Homologous Recombination Repair Gene Variants and Outcomes Among Patients With Prostate Cancer Treated With Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase Inhibitors.
    • Price MJ, Vashistha V, Winski D, Kelley MJ, Bitting RL, Montgomery B.
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    • BRCA2-associated Breast Cancer in Transgender Women: Reconstructive Challenges and Literature Review.
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    • Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Apr 22;10(4):e4059. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000004059.
    • Preimplantation genetic testing in patients with genetic susceptibility to cancer.
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    • Interventions to improve delivery of cancer genetics services in the United States: A scoping review.
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    • Genet Med. 2022 Apr 7:S1098-3600(22)00679-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2022.03.002. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review
    • Genetic Testing for All: Overcoming Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing.
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    • Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2022 Apr;42:1-12. doi: 10.1200/EDBK_350292.
    • Helix: A Digital Tool to Address Provider Needs for Prostate Cancer Genetic Testing in Clinical Practice.
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    • "I wish that there was more info": characterizing the uncertainty experienced by carriers of pathogenic ATM and/or CHEK2 variants.
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    • Pilot study of an online training program to increase genetic literacy and communication skills in oncology healthcare professionals discussing BRCA1/2 genetic testing with breast and ovarian cancer patients.
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    • Opinions and experiences of recontacting patients: a survey of Australasian genetic health professionals.
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    • Awareness of genetic counseling and genetic testing for hereditary gynecologic cancers among Korean healthcare providers: A survey.
    • Kim M, Cheol Lim M, Ji Nam E, Huang D, Kim S, Jong Yoo H, Lee YY, Chang YJ; on the behalf of the sub-committee of Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers in the Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology (KSGO).
    • J Genet Couns. 2022 Apr;31(2):546-553. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1524. Epub 2021 Oct 21.
    • Assessing the relationship between patient preferences for recontact after BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing and their monitoring coping style in a Norwegian sample.
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    • J Genet Couns. 2022 Apr;31(2):554-564. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1526. Epub 2021 Oct 30.
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Doc Tells Patient With Familial Risks to Get DTC Testing.
    • Ray T.
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    • In AMIA Keynote, U of Chicago's Olopade Calls for More Diverse Data to Inform Precision Medicine.
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    • My Gene Counsel. Genetic Journal. 2022 Mar 22.

    Original research:

    Errors in delivery of cancer genetics services: implications for practice.

    • Management of BRCA Tumour Testing in an Integrated Molecular Tumour Board Multidisciplinary Model.
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    • Front Oncol. 2022 Apr 8;12:857515. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.857515.
    • Cancer Anxiety Mediates the Association Between Satisfaction With Medical Communication and Psychological Quality of Life After Prophylactic Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy.
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    • Front Psychol. 2022 Mar 9;13:840931. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.840931.
    • Clinician-Reported Impact of Germline Multigene Panel Testing on Cancer Risk Management Recommendations.
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    • JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2022 Mar 2;6(2):pkac002. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkac002.
    • European experts consensus: BRCA/homologous recombination deficiency testing in first-line ovarian cancer.
    • Vergote I, González-Martín A, Ray-Coquard I, Harter P, Colombo N, Pujol P, Lorusso D, Mirza MR, Brasiuniene B, Madry R, Brenton JD, Ausems MGEM, Büttner R, Lambrechts D; European experts’ consensus group.
    • Ann Oncol. 2022 Mar;33(3):276-287. doi: 10.1016/j.annonc.2021.11.013. Epub 2021 Dec 1.


    Homologous recombination deficiency testing in first-line ovarian cancer.

    • Real-world homologous recombination repair mutation testing in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in the USA, Europe and Japan.
    • Leith A, Ribbands A, Kim J, Last M, Barlow S, Yang L, Ghate SR.
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    • Safety, Feasibility, and Merits of Longitudinal Molecular Testing of Multiple Metastatic Sites to Inform mTNBC Patient Treatment in the Intensive Trial of Omics in Cancer.
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    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2022 Mar;6:e2100280. doi: 10.1200/PO.21.00280.
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Muddled Reporting, Interpretation of PALB2 VUS.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. Cancer Specialties. 2022 Feb 23.
    • The Feasibility of Implementing Mainstream Germline Genetic Testing in Routine Cancer Care-A Systematic Review.
    • Bokkers K, Vlaming M, Engelhardt EG, Zweemer RP, van Oort IM, Kiemeney LALM, Bleiker EMA, Ausems MGEM.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2022 Feb 19;14(4):1059. doi: 10.3390/cancers14041059.
    • Residential Locale Is Associated with Disparities in Genetic Testing-Related Outcomes Among BRCA1/2-Positive Women.
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    • J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Feb 17. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01259-w. Epub ahead of print.
    • Improving the quality of care for patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: Program components, implementation barriers, and recommendations.
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    • Retrospective assessment of barriers and access to genetic services for hereditary cancer syndromes in an integrated health care delivery system.
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    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2022 Feb 10;20(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s13053-022-00213-5.
    • Views of Israeli healthcare professionals regarding communication of genetic variants of uncertain significance to patients.
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    • An overview of genetic services delivery for hereditary breast cancer.
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    • When to use germline genetic testing in prostate cancer.
    • Giri VN.
    • Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2022 Feb;20(2):78-81.
    • Stakeholder attitudes towards establishing a national genomics registry of inherited cancer predisposition: a qualitative study.
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    • J Community Genet. 2022 Feb;13(1):59-73. doi: 10.1007/s12687-021-00559-8. Epub 2021 Nov 2.
    • Hereditary cancer panel testing challenges and solutions for the latinx community: costs, access, and variants.
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    • J Community Genet. 2022 Feb;13(1):75-80. doi: 10.1007/s12687-021-00563-y. Epub 2021 Nov 6.
    • Challenges and opportunities in the establishment of a hereditary breast cancer clinic at an academic medical center in a low-middle income country.
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    • J Genet Couns. 2022 Jan 31. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1555. Epub ahead of print.
    • Remote AI Supported E-Multidisciplinary Oncology Conference in Breast Cancer as a Technology and Method to Optimize Outcomes in the Peripheries.
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    • Use of Germline BRCA Testing in Patients With Ovarian Cancer and Commercial Insurance.
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    News: BRCA Testing Underused in Women With Ovarian Cancer (Medscape)

    • Genetic testing in Non-Hispanic Black women with breast cancer treated within an equal-access healthcare system.
    • Vargason AB, Turner CE, Shriver CD, Ellsworth RE.
    • Genet Med. 2022 Jan;24(1):232-237. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2021.08.002. Epub 2021 Nov 30.

    Podcast: January 2022: Providing access to quality healthcare for Non-Hispanic Black women reduces mortality. (Genetics in Medicine. GenePod)

    • Transgender patients' perspectives on their cancer genetic counseling experiences.
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    • J Genet Couns. 2021 Dec 28. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1544. Epub ahead of print.
    • Utilization of genetic testing: Analysis of 4,499 prior authorization requests for molecular genetic tests at four US regional health plans.
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    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Prior Retinoblastoma Not Considered in Test Ordering.
    • Ray T.
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    • Patients' challenges, competencies, and perceived support in dealing with information needs - A qualitative analysis in patients with breast and gynecological cancer.
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    • Comparison of a Cancer Family History Collection and Risk Assessment Tool - ItRunsInMyFamily - with Risk Assessment by Health-Care Professionals.
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    • Guideline No. 422f: Menopause and Breast Cancer.
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    • Guideline
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    • Conference Session Highlight: I'm Not White, Can I Still Have a Mutation?
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    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Same Multigene Cancer Risk Panel Not Right for All.
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    • Review
    • Positive experiences of healthcare professionals with a mainstreaming approach of germline genetic testing for women with ovarian cancer.
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    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: BRCA1 Variant Downgraded After Risk-Reducing Surgery.
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    • Considerations in Management for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients with Inherited Cancer Risk.
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    • Commentary
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    Press: NGS Use for Breast Cancer Increases Sixfold in Community Oncology Clinics, Study Finds. (Precision Oncology News)

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    • Ray T.
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    • Survey on Physicians' Knowledge and Training Needs in Genetic Counseling in Germany.
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    • Review
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    Letter, Comment:

    Is Universal Next-Generation Sequencing Testing of Patients With Advanced Cancer Ready for Prime Time?

    Letter, Reply:

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    Press: Ambiguous genetic test results can be unsettling. Worse, they can lead to needless surgeries. (Washington Post)

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    Implementation of Risk-reducing Strategies for Breast Cancer is Long Overdue.

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    Press: Many supposed breast cancer risk genes don’t raise risk, studies find. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

    Blog post: My Gene Counsel Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer. (My Gene Counsel)

    Original research:

    Cancer risk management among female BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM carriers.

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    Research news: Polygenic Variation Affects Disease Risk From Monogenic Variants, Study Finds. (GenomeWeb)

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    Germline and Somatic Tumor Testing in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: ASCO Guideline.

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    • Benchmarking of a checklist for the identification of familial risk for breast and ovarian cancers in a prospective cohort.
    • Rhiem K, Bücker-Nott HJ, Hellmich M, Fischer H, Ataseven B, Dittmer-Grabowski C, Latos K, Pelzer V, Seifert M, Schmidt A, Rezek D, Groh U, Meinerz W, Crommelinck D, Hahnen E, Wesselmann S, Schmutzler RK.
    • Breast J. 2019 Apr 5. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13257. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 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.
    • Exploring the preferences of involved health professionals regarding the implementation of an online decision aid to support couples during reproductive decision-making in hereditary cancer: a mixed methods approach.
    • Reumkens K, de Die-Smulders CEM, van Osch LADM.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Apr;18(2):285-291. doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00119-7.
    • 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.

    • Gaps in information about breast cancer risk and prevention impact African American women.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2019 Mar 14.

    Original research:

    Layers of information: interacting constraints on breast cancer risk-management by high-risk African American women.

    • Genetic testing and insurance in Australia.
    • Otlowski M, Barlow-Stewart K, Lacaze P, Tiller J.
    • Aust J Gen Pract. 2019 Mar;48(3):96-99.
    • BRCA Exchange Launches.
    • [No authors listed]
    • Cancer Discov. 2019 Mar;9(3):311-312. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-NB2019-008. Epub 2019 Jan 24.
    • News
    • Painting a portrait: Analysis of national health survey data for cancer genetic counseling.
    • Stamp MH, Gordon OK, Childers CP, Childers KK.
    • Cancer Med. 2019 Mar;8(3):1306-1314. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1864. Epub 2019 Feb 7.
    • Breast Cancer Screening: Why Can't Everyone Agree?
    • Jordan V, Khan M, Prill D.
    • Prim Care. 2019 Mar;46(1):97-115. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2018.10.010. Epub 2018 Dec 22.
    • Review
    • Underdiagnosis of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Are Genetic Testing Guidelines a Tool or an Obstacle?
    • Beitsch PD, Whitworth PW, Hughes K, Patel R, Rosen B, Compagnoni G, Baron P, Simmons R, Smith LA, Grady I, Kinney M, Coomer C, Barbosa K, Holmes DR, Brown E, Gold L, Clark P, Riley L, Lyons S, Ruiz A, Kahn S, MacDonald H, Curcio L, Hardwick MK, Yang S, Esplin ED, Nussbaum RL.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Feb 20;37(6):453-460. doi: 10.1200/JCO.18.01631. Epub 2018 Dec 7.


    Advances in Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast Cancer, High-Quality Decision Making, and Responsible Resource Allocation.

    Letter, Commentary:

    Should All Patients With a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Undergo Expanded Panel Testing?

    Letter, Commentary:

    Caveat Emptor: The Perils of Panel Testing in Hereditary Breast Cancer.

    Letter, Commentary:

    The Time for Mainstreaming Germline Testing for Patients With Breast Cancer Is Now.

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to M.S. Copur et al, A. Taylor et al, and P.S. Rajagopal et al.

    Press: Genetic Testing Misses Half of Women at Risk for Breast Cancer. (Medscape Oncology)

    Commentary: Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines 'Simply Are Not Effective'. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Consumer and clinician perspectives on personalising breast cancer prevention information.
    • Keogh LA, Steel E, Weideman P, Butow P, Collins IM, Emery JD, Mann GB, Bickerstaffe A, Trainer AH, Hopper LJ, Phillips KA.
    • Breast. 2019 Feb;43:39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2018.11.002. Epub 2018 Nov 7.
    • Concordance with BRCA1/2 testing guidelines among women in The Health of Women (HOW) Study®.
    • Silver MI, Klein W, Samimi G, Minasian L, Loud J, Roberts MC.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Feb;173(3):719-726. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-5035-0. Epub 2018 Nov 9.
    • Optimise not compromise: The importance of a multidisciplinary breast cancer patient pathway in the era of oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery.
    • Strach MC, Prasanna T, Kirova YM, Alran S, O'Toole S, Beith JM, Poortmans P, McNeil CM, Carroll S.
    • Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2019 Feb;134:10-21. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2018.11.007. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
    • Review
    • Genetic Testing Across Young Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Breast Cancer Survivors: Facilitators, Barriers, and Awareness of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
    • Cragun D, Weidner A, Kechik J, Pal T.
    • Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2019 Feb;23(2):75-83. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2018.0253. Epub 2019 Jan 24.
    • Risk factors for sexual dysfunction in BRCA mutation carriers after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy.
    • Chan JL, Senapati S, Johnson LNC, DiGiovanni L, Voong C, Butts SF, Domchek SM.
    • Menopause. 2019 Feb;26(2):132-139. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001176.
    • Challenges and Opportunities for Cancer Predisposition Cascade Screening for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Lynch Syndrome in Switzerland: Findings from an International Workshop.
    • Nikolaidis C, Ming C, Pedrazzani C, van der Horst T, Kaiser-Grolimund A, Ademi Z, Bührer-Landolt R, Bürki N, Caiata-Zufferey M, Champion V, Chappuis PO, Kohler C, Erlanger TE, Graffeo R, Hampel H, Heinimann K, Heinzelmann-Schwarz V, Kurzeder C, Monnerat C, Northouse LL, Pagani O, Probst-Hensch N, Rabaglio M, Schoenau E, Sijbrands EJG, Taborelli M, Urech C, Viassolo V, Wieser S, Katapodi MC; for the CASCADE Consortium.
    • Public Health Genomics. 2019 Jan 29:1-12. doi: 10.1159/000496495. [Epub ahead of print]
    • The Benefits and Blinders of Do-Goodism.
    • Resta R.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2019 Jan 20.
    • Overestimation of the Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Based Mammography Screening in the United Kingdom.
    • Autier P.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jan 17. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6501. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Letter, Comment

    Letter, Reply:

    Overestimation of the Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Based Mammography Screening in the United Kingdom-Reply.

    Original research:

    Cost-effectiveness and Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Stratified Screening for Breast Cancer: A Life-Table Model.

    • Knowledge, attitudes and practice of physicians towards fertility and pregnancy-related issues in youngBRCA-mutated breast cancer patients.
    • Lambertini M, Di Maio M, Poggio F, Pagani O, Curigliano G, Mastro LD, Paluch-Shimon S, Loibl S, Partridge AH, Azim HA Jr, Peccatori FA, Demeestere I.
    • Reprod Biomed Online. 2019 Jan 10. pii: S1472-6483(19)30011-2. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2018.11.031. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Assessing the medical workforces perceived barriers to the prescription of risk-reducing medication for women at high-risk of breast cancer.
    • Sutherland S, Meiser B, Kaur R, Mitchell G, Kirk J, Peate M, Tim Wong WK, Goodwin A.
    • Breast J. 2019 Jan;25(1):34-40. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13157. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
    • European Breast Cancer Council manifesto 2018: Genetic risk prediction testing in breast cancer.
    • Rutgers E, Balmana J, Beishon M, Benn K, Evans DG, Mansel R, Pharoah P, Perry Skinner V, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Travado L, Wyld L.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2019 Jan;106:45-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.09.019. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
    • Genetic counselling and testing of susceptibility genes for therapeutic decision-making in breast cancer-an European consensus statement and expert recommendations.
    • Singer CF, Balmaña J, Bürki N, Delaloge S, Filieri ME, Gerdes AM, Grindedal EM, Han S, Johansson O, Kaufman B, Krajc M, Loman N, Olah E, Paluch-Shimon S, Plavetic ND, Pohlodek K, Rhiem K, Teixeira M, Evans DG.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2019 Jan;106:54-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.10.007. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
    • False-positive screening events and worry influence decisions about surgery among high-risk women.
    • Andersen MR, Karlan BY, Drescher CW, Paley P, Hawley S, Palomares M, Daly MB, Urban N.
    • Health Psychol. 2019 Jan;38(1):43-52. doi: 10.1037/hea0000647. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
    • Evaluating and improving the implementation of a community-based hereditary cancer screening program.
    • Greenberg S, Yashar BM, Pearlman M, Duquette D, Milliron K, Marvin M.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Jan;10(1):51-60. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0357-5. Epub 2018 Mar 5.
    • Clinicians' use of breast cancer risk assessment tools according to their perceived importance of breast cancer risk factors: an international survey.
    • Brédart A, Kop JL, Antoniou AC, Cunningham AP, De Pauw A, Tischkowitz M, Ehrencrona H, Schmidt MK, Dolbeault S, Rhiem K, Easton DF, Devilee P, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Schmutlzer R.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Jan;10(1):61-71. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0362-8. Epub 2018 Mar 5.
    • BRCA Testing Dichotomy in Saudi Arabia.
    • Abusanad A.
    • J Glob Oncol. 2019 Jan;(5):1-2. doi: 10.1200/JGO.18.00188.
    • Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in BRCA mutation carriers: what surgeons need to know.
    • Franceschini G, Di Leone A, Terribile D, Sanchez MA, Masetti R.
    • Ann Ital Chir. 2019;90:1-2.
    • Review
    • Family History of Breast Cancer Associated with Breast Cancer in Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma.
    • Colonna S, Curtin K, Johnson E, Kohlmann W, Wright J, Kirchhoff A, Tavtigian S, Schiffman J.
    • Int J Cancer Clin Res. 2019;6(1). pii: 107. doi: 10.23937/2378-3419/1410107. Epub 2019 Feb 25.
    • Somatic mutations in BRCA1&2 in 201 unselected ovarian carcinoma samples - single institution study.
    • Kowalik A, Zalewski K, Kopczyński J, Siołek M, Lech M, Hińcza K, Kalisz J, Chrapek M, Zięba S, Furmańczyk J, Jedliński M, Chłopek M, Misiek M, Góźdź S.
    • Pol J Pathol. 2019;70(2):115-126. doi: 10.5114/pjp.2019.82905.
    • PARP Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: Expert Perspectives on Clinical Application and Genetic Testing.
    • Schwartzberg L, Garber JE, Robson ME.
    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Continuing Education. 2018 Dec 30.
    • CEU Activity
    • Layers of information: interacting constraints on breast cancer risk-management by high-risk African American women.
    • Padamsee TJ, Meadows R, Hils M.
    • Ethn Health. 2018 Dec 27:1-24. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1562053. [Epub ahead of print]

    Research news: Gaps in information about breast cancer risk and prevention impact African American women (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    • Response to "Male Patients With Breast Cancer: Addressing Needs Using an Educational Task Force".
    • Mahon SM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Dec 1;22(6):610. doi: 10.1188/18.CJON.610.

    Original Research: Male Patients With Breast Cancer: Addressing Needs Using an Educational Task Force. (Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing)

    • Guidelines for reporting secondary findings of genome sequencing in cancer genes: the SFMPP recommendations.
    • Pujol P, Vande Perre P, Faivre L, Sanlaville D, Corsini C, Baertschi B, Anahory M, Vaur D, Olschwang S, Soufir N, Bastide N, Amar S, Vintraud M, Ingster O, Richard S, Le Coz P, Spano JP, Caron O, Hammel P, Luporsi E, Toledano A, Rebillard X, Cambon-Thomsen A, Putois O, Rey JM, Hervé C, Zorn C, Baudry K, Galibert V, Gligorov J, Azria D, Bressac-de Paillerets B, Burnichon N, Spielmann M, Zarca D, Coupier I, Cussenot O, Gimenez-Roqueplo AP, Giraud S, Lapointe AS, Niccoli P, Raingeard I, Le Bidan M, Frebourg T, Rafii A, Geneviève D.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2018 Dec;26(12):1732-1742. doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0224-1. Epub 2018 Aug 8.
    • Video Education on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) for Physicians: an Interventional Study.
    • Krishnamachari B, Rehman M, Cohn JE, Chan V, Modi N, Leitner O, Tangney K, O'Connor A, Blazey W, Koehler S, Tegay D.
    • J Cancer Educ. 2018 Dec;33(6):1213-1221. doi: 10.1007/s13187-017-1233-4.
    • 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.
    • Cost-effectiveness and Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Stratified Screening for Breast Cancer: A Life-Table Model.
    • Pashayan N, Morris S, Gilbert FJ, Pharoah PDP.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2018 Nov 1;4(11):1504-1510. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.1901.


    Implementation Challenges for Risk-Stratified Screening in the Era of Precision Medicine.

    Audio Interview: Cost-effectiveness and Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Stratified Breast Cancer Screening. (JAMA Oncology)

    Press: Breast Cancer Screening Only for Women at Higher Risk. (Medscape)

    Letter, Comment:

    Overestimation of the Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Based Mammography Screening in the United Kingdom

    Letter, Reply:

    Overestimation of the Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Based Mammography Screening in the United Kingdom—Reply.

    • No. 366-Gynaecologic Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • Jacobson M, Bernardini M, Sobel ML, Kim RH, McCuaig J, Allen L.
    • J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018 Nov;40(11):1497-1510. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.05.046.
    • Guidelines

    [Article in French]:

    No 366 - Prise en charge gynécologique du cancer du sein et de l'ovaire héréditaire.

    • Genetic Counselors: Don’t Wait for an Invitation. Crash the Party.
    • Matloff E.
    • NSGC blog, 2018 Oct 3.
    • Risk management adherence following genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes: a Singaporean experience.
    • Courtney E, Chin XW, Yuen J, Li ST, Chen Y, Allen JC Jr, Tan V, Lim GH, Ngeow J.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Oct;17(4):621-626. doi: 10.1007/s10689-018-0071-9.
    • Changing landscape of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer germline genetic testing in Australia.
    • Petelin L, James PA, Trainer AH.
    • Intern Med J. 2018 Oct;48(10):1269-1272. doi: 10.1111/imj.14058.
    • Commentary, Review
    • 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
    • The development of a template for psychological assessment of women considering risk-reducing or contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: A national Delphi consensus study.
    • Braude L, Kirsten L, Gilchrist J, Juraskova I.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Oct;27(10):2349-2356. doi: 10.1002/pon.4830. Epub 2018 Sep 4.
    • Provider's Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators for Latinas to Participate in Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • Hurtado-de-Mendoza A, Graves K, Gómez-Trillos S, Anderson L, Campos C, Evans C, Stearns S, Zhu Q, Gonzalez N, Sheppard VB.
    • Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Sep 17;6(3). pii: E116. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6030116.
    • Catalysts towards cancer risk management action: A longitudinal study of reproductive-aged women with BRCA1/2 mutations.
    • Werner-Lin A, Ersig AL, Mueller R, Young JL, Hoskins LM, Desai R, Greene MH.
    • J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Sep-Oct;36(5):529-544. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1469565. Epub 2018 Jun 4.
    • Involvement and Influence of Healthcare Providers, Family Members, and Other Mutation Carriers in the Cancer Risk Management Decision-Making Process of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Puski A, Hovick S, Senter L, Toland AE4.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Sep;27(5):1291-1301. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0254-4. Epub 2018 Mar 29.
    • 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.
    • A comparison of patient satisfaction (using the BREAST-Q questionnaire) with bilateral breast reconstruction following risk-reducing or therapeutic mastectomy.
    • Kazzazi F, Haggie R, Forouhi P, Kazzazi N, Wyld L, Malata CM.
    • J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Sep;71(9):1324-1331. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2018.06.011. Epub 2018 Jun 28.
    • BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing in Medically Underserved Medicare Beneficiaries With Breast or Ovarian Cancer.
    • Gross AL, Blot WJ, Visvanathan K.
    • JAMA. 2018 Aug 14;320(6):597-598. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.8258.
    • Study protocol: a cluster randomized controlled trial of web-based decision support tools for increasing BRCA1/2 genetic counseling referral in primary care.
    • Silverman TB, Vanegas A, Marte A, Mata J, Sin M, Ramirez JCR, Tsai WY, Crew KD, Kukafka R.
    • BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Aug 13;18(1):633. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3442-x.
    • Patients' perspectives and experiences concerning barriers to accessing information about bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.
    • Glassey R, O'Connor M, Ives A, Saunders C, kConFab Investigators, O'Sullivan S, Hardcastle SJ.
    • Breast. 2018 Aug;40:116-122. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2018.05.003. Epub 2018 May 11.
    • “Second-Class Status?” Insight into Communication Patterns and Common Concerns Among Men with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
    • Suttman A, Pilarski R, Agnese DM, Senter L.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Aug;27(4):885-893. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0214-z. Epub 2018 Feb 5.
    • Reproductive Decision Support: Preferences and Needs of Couples at Risk for Hereditary Cancer and Clinical Geneticists.
    • Reumkens K, van Oudheusden AJG, Gietel-Habets JJG, Tummers MHE, de Die-Smulders CEM, van Osch LADM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Aug;27(4):920-926. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0204-6. Epub 2018 Jan 25.
    • Breast Cancer Genetics and Indications for Prophylactic Mastectomy.
    • Krontiras H, Farmer M, Whatley J.
    • Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Aug;98(4):677-685. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2018.03.004. Epub 2018 May 30.
    • Review
    • Clinical Cancer Genetics in a Lower-Middle Income Country: Considerations for Policymaking.
    • Ginsburg O, Narod SA.
    • J Glob Oncol. 2018 Jul;(4):1-3. doi: 10.1200/JGO.18.00081.

    Knowledge of Genetic Counseling Among Patients With Breast Cancer and Their Relatives at a Nigerian Teaching Hospital.

    • Support needs of couples with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer during reproductive decision-making.
    • Gietel-Habets JJG, de Die-Smulders CEM, Derks-Smeets IAP, Tibben A, Tjan-Heijnen VCG, van Golde R, Gomez-Garcia E, van Osch LADM.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Jul;27(7):1795-1801. doi: 10.1002/pon.4729. Epub 2018 May 4.
    • Maternal perceptions of BRCA genetic counseling communication processes about disclosing cancer risk information to children and adult relatives.
    • Hamilton JG, Peshkin BN, Mays D, DeMarco TA, Patenaude AF, Tercyak KP.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Jul;27(7):1825-1832. doi: 10.1002/pon.4733. Epub 2018 May 22.
    • 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.

    • Implementation of a quality improvement project for universal genetic testing in women with ovarian cancer.
    • Uyar D, Neary J, Monroe A, Nugent M, Simpson P, Geurts JL.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Jun;149(3):565-569. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.03.059. Epub 2018 Apr 10.
    • Practical Methods for Integrating Genetic Testing Into Clinical Practice for Advanced Prostate Cancer.
    • Cheng H, Powers J, Schaffer K, Sartor O.
    • Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2018 May 23;(38):372-381. doi: 10.1200/EDBK_205441.
    • Angelina's Impact: Advocates Share.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2018 May 14.
    • Communicating with Daughters About Familial Risk of Breast Cancer: Individual, Family, and Provider Influences on Women's Knowledge of Cancer Risk.
    • Peipins LA, Rodriguez JL, Hawkins NA, Soman A, White MC, Hodgson ME, DeRoo LA, Sandler DP.
    • J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 May;27(5):630-639. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6528. Epub 2018 Jan 29.
    • 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.
    • 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)

    • Practical consensus recommendation on when to do BRCA testing.
    • Parikh PM, Wadhwa J, Minhas S, Gupta A, Mittal S, Ranjan S, Mehta P, Singh R, Kataria SP, Salim S, Ahmed M, Aggarwal S.
    • South Asian J Cancer. 2018 Apr-Jun;7(2):106-109. doi: 10.4103/sajc.sajc_112_18.
    • 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.
    • Germline BRCA mutation in male carriers-ripe for precision oncology?
    • Leão RRN, Price AJ, James Hamilton R.
    • Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2018 Apr;21(1):48-56. doi: 10.1038/s41391-017-0018-5. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    • Review
    • 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)

    • FDA approves breast cancer test kits: how useful are they?
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Mar 19.

    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)

    Press: Oncology Community Sees Potential for Patient Harm in FDA OK of 23andMe BRCA Test (GenomeWeb)

    Press: FDA Authorizes 23andMe DTC Test Report for Three BRCA Mutations (GenomeWeb)

    • Medical Strategy or Marketing Strategy?
    • Resta R.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2018 Mar 18.
    • First DTC Test for Some BRCA Mutations Authorized by FDA.
    • Nelson R.
    • Medscape. Medscape Medical News. 2018 Mar 7.
    • FDA authorizes, with special controls, direct-to-consumer test that reports three mutations in the BRCA breast cancer genes.
    • [No author given]
    • U.S. Food & Drug Administration. FDA News Release. 2018 Mar 6.

    Blog post, News: NSGC Responds to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval of Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Test that Reports Three BRCA Mutations (NSGC Blog)

    News: FDA approves breast cancer test kits: how useful are they? (FORCE. XRAYS)

    • Genetic assessment wait time indicators in the High Risk Ontario Breast Screening Program.
    • Eisen A, Blackmore KM, Meschino WS, Muradali D, Carroll JC, Majpruz V, Warner E, Rabeneck L, Chiarelli AM.
    • Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2018 Mar;6(2):213-223. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.359. Epub 2018 Jan 25.
    • The changing landscape of hereditary cancer genetic testing.
    • Webster RD, Ross JL, Arun BK
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    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?

    National Estimates of Genetic Testing in Women With a History of Breast or Ovarian Cancer.

    Letter, Comment:

    Reply to S. Nakamura et al and S. Narod et al.

    • Genetic Testing: Multiple Problems to Solve.
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    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to E. Ramos et al.

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    ACOG Committee Opinion No. 727 Summary: Cascade Testing: Testing Women For Known Hereditary Genetic Mutations Associated With Cancer.

    Press: 'Cascade Testing' Important for Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers: ACOG (Medscape/Reuters)

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    • Rapid genetic counseling and testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer: Patients' and health professionals' attitudes, experiences, and evaluation of effects on treatment decision making.
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    • Gaps in Incorporating Germline Genetic Testing Into Treatment Decision-Making for Early-Stage Breast Cancer.
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    Press: Lack of Understanding of Genetic Breast Cancer Testing. (Medscape)

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    Letter, Comment:

    Genetic Testing and Counseling Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer.

    • The Role of Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Review.
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    • Review
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    • Influence of the Angelina Jolie Announcement and Insurance Reimbursement on Practice Patterns for Hereditary Breast Cancer.
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    • Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer in Latin America.
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    Multigene Panel Testing in Oncology Practice: How Should We Respond?

    Research news: High-risk patients with breast cancer may not receive genetic testing. (Cancer)

    Press: Shortage of Genetic Counselors in Face of Growing Need. (Medscape Conference News)

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    • Impact of Payer Constraints on Access to Genetic Testing.
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    • Aalfs CM, Westermann AM, van El CG.
    • Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2017;161(0):D1525.
    • [Article in Dutch], English Abstract
    • Genetic testing in a gynaecological oncology care in developing countries-knowledge, attitudes and perception of Nepalese clinicians.
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    • Changing patterns of referrals and outcomes of genetic participation in gynaecological-oncology multidisciplinary care.
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    • Routine use of gene panel testing in hereditary breast cancer should be performed with caution.
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    • Genetic testing and interpretive complexity: a BRCA1 gene mutation example.
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    Review. Toolkit: 2016 Genetics Toolkit (Society of Gynecologic Oncology)

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    Clinical Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Gene Panel Testing.

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    • Want A BRCA Test? Some Insurers Require Genetic Counseling First.
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    Handling Individuals with High Cancer Risk: One Size Doesn't Fit All.

    • Health Care Segregation, Physician Recommendation, and Racial Disparities in BRCA1/2 Testing Among Women With Breast Cancer.
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    Research News: Racial disparities in BRCA testing: Why? (FORCE)

    • Women Need More Information to Cope With Aftermath of BRCA-Prompted Preventive Surgery.
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    Press: Young Female Cancer Survivors Not Clear on Infertility Risks. (Medscape/Reuters)

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    The role of clinical genomic testing in diagnosis and discovery of pathogenic mutations.

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    • Oncogenetics service and the Brazilian public health system: the experience of a reference Cancer Hospital.
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    • Discussion: Should We Test Minors For Hereditary Cancer Syndromes?
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2016 May 2.
    • Beyond BRCA: A Pilot Program to Assess and Improve Knowledge of Pharmacogenomic Testing Among Advanced Practitioners in a Breast Cancer Treatment Setting.
    • Hoffman SL, Reid Kaufman RR, Ferrari S, Alexander SA, Rosenzweig MQ, Wesmiller SW.
    • J Adv Pract Oncol. 2016 May-Jun;7(4):382-389. Epub 2016 May 1.
    • Public Health Approaches and Barriers to Educating Providers about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
    • Trepanier AM, Supplee L, Blakely L, McLosky J, Duquette D.
    • Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Mar 11;4(1). pii: E19. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4010019.
    • The Double Helix: Applying an Ethic of Care to the Duty to Warn Genetic Relatives of Genetic Information.
    • Weaver M.
    • Bioethics. 2016 Mar;30(3):181-7. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12176. Epub 2015 Jul 21.
    • Cancer Survivorship Care: An Opportunity to Revisit Cancer Genetics.
    • Ruddy KJ, Risendal BC, Garber JE, Partridge AH.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2016 Feb 20;34(6):539-41. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.63.5375. Epub 2015 Dec 28.
    • 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.
    • Hereditary Cancer: Example of a Public Health Approach to Ensure Population Health Benefits of Genetic Medicine.
    • Cragun D, Lewis C, Camperlengo L, Pal T.
    • Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Jan 8;4(1). pii: E6. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4010006.
    • The knowledge value-chain of genetic counseling for breast cancer: an empirical assessment of prediction and communication processes.
    • Amara N, Blouin-Bougie J, Jbilou J, Halilem N, Simard J, Landry R.
    • Fam Cancer. 2016 Jan;15(1):1-17. doi: 10.1007/s10689-015-9835-7.
    • DAKOTACARE Update: Genetic Counseling Requirement for BRCA 1/2 Testing.
    • Amundson EP, Jamison S.
    • S D Med. 2016 Jan;69(1):36.
    • Letter
    • 2016 Genetics Toolkit
    • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
    • Society of Gynecologic Oncology. 2016.

    News: New Toolkit Can Help Debunk Myths About Genetic Testing for Gynecologic Cancer. (Cure)

    • ACOG Objects to Insurers' Genetic Counseling Requirements for BRCA Testing.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. 2015 Dec 18.
    • UK BRCA mutation testing in patients with ovarian cancer.
    • George A.
    • Br J Cancer. 2015 Dec 15;113(S1):S17-S21. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.396.
    • Review
    • 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.

    • Utilization and Outcomes of BRCA Genetic Testing and Counseling in a National Commercially Insured Population: The ABOUT Study.
    • Armstrong J, Toscano M, Kotchko N, Friedman S, Schwartz MD, Virgo KS, Lynch K, Andrews JE, Aguado Loi CX, Bauer JE, Casares C, Bourquardez Clark E, Kondoff MR, Molina AD, Abdollahian M, Walker G, Sutphen R.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2015 Dec 1;1(9):1251-1260. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.3048.

    Blog post: Rates of Genetic Testing on the Rise While Utilization of Genetic Counseling Plummets (My Gene Counsel)

    Press: Most Women Get No Counseling After BRCA Testing (Medscape Oncology)

    Press: Study of Aetna-Insured Finds Lack of Pre-BRCA Test Counseling Despite Guidelines (GenomeWeb)

    Press: BRCA Testing, Genetic Counseling Utilization in the Community Setting (OncoTherapy Network)

    Press: Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study (MedlinePlus)

    Press: Too Few Get Counseling Before BRCA Gene Test (WEbMD / HealthDay News)

    • Beyond BRCA: Testing negative and living in the 'gray zone' for cancer risk.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2015 Dec 1.
    • Evaluation of the Families SHARE workbook: an educational tool outlining disease risk and healthy guidelines to reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
    • Koehly LM, Morris BA, Skapinsky K, Goergen A, Ludden A.
    • BMC Public Health. 2015 Nov 13;15(1):1120. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2483-x.
    • Ovarian cancer study opens door to personalised medicine.
    • Rebecca Burbidge.
    • PHG Foundation. 2015 Nov 11.
    • Ovarian cancer study paves the way for personalised medicine.
    • [No author given]
    • Cambridge Network. 2015 Nov 11.
    • Breast Cancer Experience of the Molecular Tumor Board at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
    • Parker BA, Schwaederlé M, Scur MD, Boles SG, Helsten T, Subramanian R, Schwab RB, Kurzrock R.
    • J Oncol Pract. 2015 Nov;11(6):442-9. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2015.004127. Epub 2015 Aug 4.
    • Utility of genetic testing for breast cancer risk.
    • [No author given]
    • The Jackson Laboratory. 2015 Oct.
    • Challenges in managing genetic cancer risk: a long-term qualitative study of unaffected women carrying BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations.
    • Caiata-Zufferey M, Pagani O, Cina V, Membrez V, Taborelli M, Unger S, Murphy A, Monnerat C, Chappuis PO.
    • Genet Med. 2015 Sep 2;17(9):726-32. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.183. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
    • Physician Risk Assessment Knowledge Regarding BRCA Genetics Testing.
    • Cohn J, Blazey W, Tegay D, Harper B, Koehler S, Laurent B, Chan V, Jung MK, Krishnamachari B.
    • J Cancer Educ. 2015 Sep;30(3):573-9. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0724-9.
    • Hereditary breast cancer: an update on risk assessment and genetic testing in 2015.
    • Stuckey AR, Onstad MA.
    • Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;213(2):161-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.03.003. Epub 2015 Mar 3.
    • Review
    • A Rare Case of BRCA2-Associated Breast Cancer in Pregnancy.
    • Leidhin CN, Heeney A, Connolly C, Swan N, Foster A, Geraghty J.
    • Ir Med J. 2015 Jul-Aug;108(7):217-8.
    • Health professionals' evaluation of delivering treatment-focused genetic testing to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Douma KF, Meiser B, Kirk J, Mitchell G, Saunders C, Rahman B, Sousa MS, Barlow-Stewart K, Gleeson M, Tucker K.
    • Fam Cancer. 2015 Jun;14(2):265-72. doi: 10.1007/s10689-014-9770-z.
    • 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.
    • Concerns about cancer risk and experiences with genetic testing in a diverse population of patients with breast cancer.
    • Jagsi R, Griffith KA, Kurian AW, Morrow M, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ, Hawley ST.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 10;33(14):1584-91. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.58.5885. Epub 2015 Apr 6.

    Comment / Letter:

    Discussing the Implications of Genetic Testing With Patients.

    Comment / Letter:

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

    Comment / Letter:

    Discussing Genetic Testing With Patients With Breast Cancer in Developing Countries: Should We Be Judicious?

    Press: Women With Breast Cancer Concerned About Genetic Risk. (Medscape Oncology)

    • The Consequences of a BRCA Mutation in Women.
    • Famorca-Tran J, Roux G.
    • J Adv Pract Oncol. 2015 May-Jun;6(3):194-210. Epub 2015 May 1.
    • 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.

    • Feelings of Women With Strong Family Histories Who Subsequent to Their Breast Cancer Diagnosis Tested BRCA Positive.
    • Joseph M, Rab F, Panabaker K, Nisker J.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 May;25(4):584-92. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000403.
    • Nature: Gene Counsellors Expect Resurgence of 'Jolie Effect'.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2015 Apr 3.
    • Doctors: Angelina Jolie did the right thing
    • Elizabeth Cohen.
    • CNN, 2015 Mar 25.
    • Angelina Jolie's message was 'choose what's right for you,' and experts agree.
    • Christine Mai-Duc
    • LA Times, 2015 Mar 24.
    • Characteristics associated with genetic counseling referral and BRCA1/2 testing among women in a large integrated health system.
    • Bellcross CA, Peipins LA, McCarty FA, Rodriguez JL, Hawkins NA, Hensley Alford S, Leadbetter S.
    • Genet Med. 2015 Jan;17(1):43-50. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.68. Epub 2014 Jun 19.
    • Differences in BRCA counseling and testing practices based on ordering provider type.
    • Cragun D, Camperlengo L, Robinson E, Caldwell M, Kim J, Phelan C, Monteiro AN, Vadaparampil ST, Sellers TA, Pal T.
    • Genet Med. 2015 Jan;17(1):51-57. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.75. Epub 2014 Jun 12.

    Press: Involving a genetic health care professional may improve quality, reduce unnecessary testing. (Science Daily)

    Press: Survey: Genetic Counseling Leads Some Patients to Cheaper BRCA Tests. (GenomeWeb)

    Blog post: Survey: Genetic Counseling Leads Some Patients to Cheaper BRCA Tests. (Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling)

    • A practice guideline from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors: referral indications for cancer predisposition assessment.
    • Hampel H, Bennett RL, Buchanan A, Pearlman R, Wiesner GL.
    • Genet Med. 2015 Jan;17(1):70-87. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.147. Epub 2014 Nov 13.
    • Guidelines


    Addendum: A practice guideline from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors: referral indications for cancer predisposition assessment.

    • Cancer risk management decision making for BRCA+ women.
    • Leonarczyk TJ, Mawn BE.
    • West J Nurs Res. 2015 Jan;37(1):66-84. doi: 10.1177/0193945913519870. Epub 2014 Jan 26.
    • Impact of Prophylactic Mastectomy in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Rhiem K, Schmutzler R.
    • Breast Care (Basel). 2014 Dec;9(6):385-9. doi: 10.1159/000369592.
    • Physician knowledge of ethnicity specific differences in BRCA genetic testing.
    • Cohn J, Blazey W, Tegay D, Harper B, Koehler S, Laurent B, Chan V, Jung MK, Krishnamachari B.
    • Breast J. 2014 Nov-Dec;20(6):669-70. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12345. Epub 2014 Sep 23.
    • Letter
    • Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome: Considering the complexities.
    • Senter L.
    • Curr Probl Cancer. 2014 Nov-Dec;38(6):226-34. doi: 10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2014.10.003. Epub 2014 Oct 31.
    • Lack of shared decision making in cancer screening discussions: results from a national survey.
    • Hoffman RM, Elmore JG, Fairfield KM, Gerstein BS, Levin CA, Pignone MP.
    • Am J Prev Med. 2014 Sep;47(3):251-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.04.011. Epub 2014 Jun 9.
    • Genetic counseling for hereditary breast and gynecologic cancer syndromes at a community hospital.
    • Haber KM, Seagle BL, Drew B, Morrill-Cornelius S, Samuelson R, Hostmeyer S, Shahabi S.
    • Conn Med. 2014 Aug;78(7):417-20.
    • From the set-up of a screening program of breast cancer patients to the identification of the first BRCA mutation in the DR Congo.
    • Luyeye Mvila G, Postema S, Marchal G, Van Limbergen E, Verdonck F, Matthijs G, Devriendt K, Michils G, Van Ongeval C.
    • BMC Public Health. 2014 Jul 28;14:759. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-759.
    • Opportunities and challenges of next-generation DNA sequencing for breast units.
    • Pilgrim SM, Pain SJ, Tischkowitz MD.
    • Br J Surg. 2014 Jul;101(8):889-98. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9458. Epub 2014 Mar 27.


    Transforming Breast Cancer Care with NGS

    • Women's preferences for selective estrogen reuptake modulators: An investigation using protection motivation theory.
    • Ralph AF, Ager B, Bell ML, Collins IM, Andrews L, Tucker K, Phillips KA, Butow P.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Jul;96(1):106-12. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.04.011. Epub 2014 Apr 28.
    • Screening an Asymptomatic Person for Genetic Risk.
    • [No authors listed]
    • N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 19;370(25):2442-2445.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum

    Subject: New England Journal of Medicine article/discussion on Screening an Asymptomatic Person for Genetic R

    • Testing for Familial BRCA1-2 Mutations: Implications for Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment.
    • Travis T. Sims, Taya J. Fallen, Jeffrey S. Dungan, Lee P. Shulman.
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology. 123(Suppl 1):185S-186S, May 2014. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000447208.37582.d4.
    • Conference abstract
    • Are we ready for personalized cancer risk management? The view from breast-care providers.
    • Komatsu H, Yagasaki K.
    • Int J Nurs Pract. 2014 Feb;20(1):39-45. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12115. Epub 2013 Jun 14.
    • Health care provider recommendations for reducing cancer risks among women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
    • Metcalfe K, Kim-Sing C, Ghadirian P, Sun P, Narod S.
    • Clin Genet. 2014 Jan;85(1):21-30. doi: 10.1111/cge.12233. Epub 2013 Aug 26.
    • Modes of delivery of genetic testing services and the uptake of cancer risk management strategies in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers.
    • Pal T, Lee JH, Besharat A, Thompson Z, Monteiro A, Phelan C, Lancaster J, Metcalfe K, Sellers T, Vadaparampil S, Narod S.
    • Clin Genet. 2014 Jan;85(1):49-53. doi: 10.1111/cge.12130. Epub 2013 Mar 21.
    • [Psychological and familial aspects of the familial breast and ovarian cancer genetic counseling process].
    • Flugelman A, Rennert G, Eidelman S.
    • Harefuah. 2014 Jan;153(1):22-6, 65.
    • Review, [Article in Hebrew]
    • The importance of understanding the psychological meaning of Angelina Jolie's surgery.
    • Goin MK.
    • J Psychiatr Pract. 2014 Jan;20(1):61-2. doi: 10.1097/01.pra.0000442939.69198.0c.
    • Survey on knowledge, attitudes, and training needs of italian residents on genetic tests for hereditary breast and colorectal cancer.
    • Panic N, Leoncini E, Di Giannantonio P, Simone B, Silenzi A, Ferriero AM, Falvo R, Silvestrini G, Cadeddu C, Marzuillo C, De Vito C, Ricciardi W, Villari , Boccia S.
    • Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:418416. doi: 10.1155/2014/418416. Epub 2014 Jun 23.
    • Educational needs and preferred methods of learning among Florida practitioners who order genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Cragun D, Besharat AD, Lewis C, Vadaparampil ST, Pal T.
    • J Cancer Educ. 2013 Dec;28(4):690-7. doi: 10.1007/s13187-013-0525-6.
    • Validity of self-reported genetic counseling and genetic testing use among breast cancer survivors.
    • Hamann HA, Tiro JA, Sanders JM, Melhado TV, Funk RK, Carpentier MY, Bartholomew LK, Argenbright KE, Vernon SW.
    • J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Dec;7(4):624-9. doi: 10.1007/s11764-013-0301-y. Epub 2013 Aug 23.
    • Variants of unknown significance in BRCA testing: impact on risk perception, worry, prevention and counseling.
    • Richter S, Haroun I, Graham TC, Eisen A, Kiss A, Warner E.
    • Ann Oncol. 2013 Nov;24 Suppl 8:viii69-viii74. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdt312.
    • Knowledge, attitudes and behavior of physicians regarding predictive genetic tests for breast and colorectal cancer.
    • Marzuillo C, De Vito C, Boccia S, D'Addario M, D'Andrea E, Santini P, Boccia A, Villari P.
    • Prev Med. 2013 Nov;57(5):477-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.06.022. Epub 2013 Jul 1.
    • Are physician recommendations for BRCA1/2 testing in patients with breast cancer appropriate? A population-based study.
    • McCarthy AM, Bristol M, Fredricks T, Wilkins L, Roelfsema I, Liao K, Shea JA, Groeneveld P, Domchek SM, Armstrong K.
    • Cancer. 2013 Oct 15;119(20):3596-3603. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28268. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
    • Genetic risk assessment for women with epithelial ovarian cancer: referral patterns and outcomes in a university gynecologic oncology clinic.
    • Petzel SV, Vogel RI, Bensend T, Leininger A, Argenta PA, Geller MA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2013 Oct;22(5):662-73. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9598-y. Epub 2013 May 16.
    • Charity calls for routine BRCA testing of ovarian cancer patients.
    • Wise J.
    • BMJ. 2013 Sep 17;347:f5664. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f5664.
    • News
    • Has Myriad Learned Their Lesson?
    • Niki Lovick, Michelle Ernst.
    • Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling. 2013 Sep 11.
    • The effects of a genetic counseling educational program on hereditary breast cancer for korean healthcare providers.
    • Lee J, Cho HJ, Yoo HW, Park SK, Yang JJ, Kim SW, Kang E, Ahn SH, Lee SJ, Suh YJ, Kim SY, Kim EK, Moon NM, Lee MH; Korean Hereditary Breast Cancer Research Group, Korean Breast Cancer Society.
    • J Breast Cancer. 2013 Sep;16(3):335-41. doi: 10.4048/jbc.2013.16.3.335. Epub 2013 Sep 30.
    • Young adult daughters of BRCA1/2 positive mothers: What do they know about hereditary cancer and how much do they worry?
    • Patenaude AF, Tung N, Ryan PD, Ellisen LW, Hewitt L, Schneider KA, Tercyak KP, Aldridge J, Garber JE.
    • Psychooncology. 2013 Sep;22(9):2024-31. doi: 10.1002/pon.3257. Epub 2013 Feb 18.
    • Allocation of work activities in a comprehensive cancer genetics program.
    • Mahon SM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Aug 1;17(4):397-404. doi: 10.1188/13.CJON.397-404.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Cancer GC cost-benefit/downstream revenue analysis

    • Practical aspects of genetic counseling in breast cancer: Lights and shadows.
    • Christinat A, Pagani O.
    • Breast. 2013 Aug;22(4):375-82. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.04.006. Epub 2013 May 11.
    • Review
    • Lack of referral for genetic counseling and testing in BRCA1/2 and Lynch syndromes: a nationwide study based on 240,134 consultations and 134,652 genetic tests.
    • Pujol P, Lyonnet DS, Frebourg T, Blin J, Picot MC, Lasset C, Dugast C, Berthet P, de Paillerets BB, Sobol H, Grandjouan S, Soubrier F, Buecher B, Guimbaud R, Lidereau R, Jonveaux P, Houdayer C, Giraud S, Olschwang S, Nogue E, Galibert V, Bara C, Nowak F, Khayat D, Nogues C.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Aug;141(1):135-44. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2669-9. Epub 2013 Aug 24.
    • Perceptions of patient-provider communication in breast and cervical cancer-related care: a qualitative study of low-income English- and Spanish-speaking women.
    • Simon MA, Ragas DM, Nonzee NJ, Phisuthikul AM, Luu TH, Dong X.
    • J Community Health. 2013 Aug;38(4):707-15. doi: 10.1007/s10900-013-9668-y.
    • Comparison of the Screening Practices of Unaffected Noncarriers under 40 and between 40 and 49 in BRCA1/2 Families.
    • Duprez C, Christophe V, Milhabet I, Krzeminski A, Adenis C, Berthet P, Peyrat JP, Vennin P.
    • J Genet Couns. 2013 Aug;22(4):469-81. doi: 10.1007/s10897-012-9569-8. Epub 2013 Jan 25.
    • Genetic Counseling, Cancer Screening, Breast Cancer Characteristics, and General Health among a Diverse Population of BRCA Genetic Testers.
    • Beattie MS, Copeland K, Fehniger J, Cheung E, Joseph G, Lee R, Luce J.
    • J Health Care Poor Underserved. [2013 Aug;]24(3):1150-66. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0151.
    • Communicating risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer with an interactive decision support tool.
    • Rupert DJ, Squiers LB, Renaud JM, Whitehead NS, Osborn RJ, Furberg RD, Squire CM, Tzeng JP.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Aug;92(2):188-96. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2013.04.008. Epub 2013 May 9.
    • Establishing a program for individuals at high risk for breast cancer.
    • Cadiz F, Kuerer HM, Puga J, Camacho J, Cunill E, Arun B.
    • J Cancer. 2013 Jul 1;4(5):433-46. doi: 10.7150/jca.6481. Print 2013.
    • 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

    • Star Power.
    • Robert Resta.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2013 Jun 16.
    • Communication and information needs of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer regarding treatment-focused genetic testing.
    • Gleeson M, Meiser B, Barlow-Stewart K, Trainer AH, Tucker K, Watts KJ, Friedlander M, Kasparian N.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 May 1;40(3):275-83. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.40-03AP.
    • A statewide survey of practitioners to assess knowledge and clinical practices regarding hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Pal T, Cragun D, Lewis C, Doty A, Rodriguez M, Radford C, Thompson Z, Kim J, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2013 May;17(5):367-75. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2012.0381. Epub 2013 Feb 28.
    • Breast Cancer Patients' Views on the Use of Genomic Testing to Guide Decisions about Their Postoperative Chemotherapy.
    • Seror V, Marino P, Bertucci F, Mancini J, Extra JM, Ferrero JM, Bachelot T, Viens P, Julian-Reynier C.
    • Public Health Genomics. [2013 May;]16(3):110-7. doi: 10.1159/000349920. Epub 2013 Apr 6.
    • Prevalence and Healthcare Actions of Women in a Large Health System with a Family History Meeting the 2005 USPSTF Recommendation for BRCA Genetic Counseling Referral.
    • Bellcross CA, Leadbetter S, Alford SH, Peipins LA.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Apr;22(4):728-35. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-1280. Epub 2013 Jan 31.
    • NSGC practice guideline: risk assessment and genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Berliner JL, Fay AM, Cummings SA, Burnett B, Tillmanns T.
    • J Genet Couns. 2013 Apr;22(2):155-63. doi: 10.1007/s10897-012-9547-1. Epub 2012 Nov 28.
    • Practice Guideline

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Slides for risk models

    • Feasibility evaluation of an online tool to guide decisions for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.
    • Schackmann EA, Munoz DF, Mills MA, Plevritis SK, Kurian AW.
    • Fam Cancer. 2013 Mar;12(1):65-73. doi: 10.1007/s10689-012-9577-8.
    • Does the diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer trigger referral to genetic counseling?
    • Powell CB, Littell R, Hoodfar E, Sinclair F, Pressman A.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2013 Mar;23(3):431-6. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e318280f2b4.
    • Perception of cancer recurrence risk: More information is better.
    • Kelly KM, Ajmera M, Bhattacharjee S, Vohra R, Hobbs G, Chaudhary L, Abraham J, Agnese D.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Mar;90(3):361-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.12.003. Epub 2012 Jan 9.
    • Proposed roadmap to stepwise integration of genetics in family medicine and clinical research.
    • Houwink EJ, Sollie AW, Numans ME, Cornel MC.
    • Clin Transl Med. 2013 Feb 16;2(1):5. doi: 10.1186/2001-1326-2-5.
    • Interest and attitudes of patients, cancer physicians, medical students and cancer researchers towards a spectrum of genetic tests relevant to breast cancer patients.
    • Ngoi N, Lee SC, Hartman M, Khin LW, Wong A.
    • Breast. 2013 Feb;22(1):47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2012.04.003. Epub 2012 May 4.
    • Incorporating information regarding preimplantation genetic diagnosis into discussions concerning testing and risk management for BRCA1/2 mutations: A qualitative study of patient preferences.
    • Hurley K, Rubin LR, Werner-Lin A, Sagi M, Kemel Y, Stern R, Phillips A, Cholst I, Kauff N, Offit K.
    • Cancer. 2012 Dec 15;118(24):6270-7. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27695. Epub 2012 Jun 26.
    • An overview of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.
    • Smith EC.
    • J Midwifery Womens Health. 2012 Nov-Dec;57(6):577-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2012.00199.x. Epub 2012 Oct 10.
    • Review
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