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    Research news: Genetic Counseling for Cancer Often Costs Patients Nothing. (Medscape Oncology)

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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Assist physicians with ordering testing?

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    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)

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

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