Genetic Counseling Assessment
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Assessment of various genetic counseling approaches

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    • Genetic counselors' comfort and knowledge of cancer risk assessment for transgender patients.
    • Berro T, Zayhowski K, Field T, Channaoui N, Sotelo J.
    • J Genet Couns. 2019 Sep 27. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1172. [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.
    • Evaluation of a Clinical Decision Support System for the Prescription of Genetic Tests in the Gynecological Cancer Risk.
    • Moreno-Conde J, Alvarez-Romero C, Suárez-Mejías C, Martínez-Maestre MÁ, Silvan-Alfaro JM, Parra-Calderón CL.
    • Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Aug 21;264:704-708. doi: 10.3233/SHTI190314.
    • 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.

    • Impact of genetic counseling on the uptake of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among younger women with breast cancer.
    • Terkelsen T, Rønning H, Skytte AB.
    • Acta Oncol. 2019 Aug 5:1-6. doi: 10.1080/0284186X.2019.1648860. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Research participants' experiences with return of genetic research results and preferences for web-based alternatives.
    • Gaieski JB, Patrick-Miller L, Egleston BL, Maxwell KN, Walser S, DiGiovanni L, Brower J, Fetzer D, Ganzak A, McKenna D, Long JM, Powers J, Stopfer JE, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM, Bradbury AR.
    • Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 Aug 3:e898. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.898. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • Uptake of testing for germline BRCA mutations in patients with non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancers in Western Australia: a comparison of different genetic counseling methods.
    • Stearnes G, Nichols CB, Schofield L, O'Sullivan S, Pachter N, Cohen PA.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 May 17. pii: ijgc-2019-000389. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000389. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 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]
    • Accuracy in risk understanding among BRCA1/2-mutation carriers.
    • Speiser D, Rebitschek FG, Feufel MA, Brand H, Besch L, Kendel F.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2019 May 5. pii: S0738-3991(18)30887-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.05.007. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Development and testing of the KnowGene scale to assess general cancer genetic knowledge related to multigene panel testing.
    • Underhill-Blazey M, Stopfer J, Chittenden A, Nayak MM, Lansang K, Lederman R, Garber J, Gundersen DA.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Apr 13. pii: S0738-3991(19)30138-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.04.014. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 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]
    • 23andMe DTC Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Test Misses Almost 90 Percent of BRCA Mutation Carriers.
    • Karow J.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2019 Apr 5.
    • A clinically structured and partnered approach to genetic testing in Trinidadian women with breast cancer and their families.
    • Donenberg T, George S, Ali J, Bravo G, Hernandez K, Sookar N, Ashing KT, Narod SA, Akbari MR, Hurley J.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Apr;174(2):469-477. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-5045-y. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
    • 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.
    • 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)

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Next-Generation Service Delivery: A Scoping Review of Patient Outcomes Associated with Alternative Models of Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer.
    • McCuaig JM, Armel SR, Care M, Volenik A, Kim RH, Metcalfe KA.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2018 Nov 13;10(11). pii: E435. doi: 10.3390/cancers10110435.
    • Huntsman Cancer Institute Wins $5M NCI Grant for Genetic Counseling Study.
    • [No author given]
    • Clinical Omics. 2018 Nov 12.
    • Predictors of risk-reducing surgery intentions following genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Ladd MK, Peshkin BN, Senter L, Baldinger S, Isaacs C, Segal H, Philip S, Phillips C, Shane K, Martin A, Weinstein V, Pilarski R, Jeter J, Sweet K, Hatten B, Wurtmann EJ, Phippen S, Bro D, Schwartz MD.
    • Transl Behav Med. 2018 Nov 10. doi: 10.1093/tbm/iby101. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Cost-effectiveness evaluation of pre-counseling telephone interviews before face-to-face genetic counseling in cancer genetics.
    • Collet G, Parodi N, Cassinari K, Neviere Z, Cohen F, Gasnier C, Brahimi A, Lecoquierre F, Thery JC, Tennevet I, Lacaze E, Berthet P, Frebourg T.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Jul;17(3):451-457. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0049-z.
    • A comparison of cancer risk assessment and testing outcomes in patients from underserved vs. tertiary care settings.
    • Rana HQ, Cochrane SR, Hiller E, Akindele RN, Nibecker CM, Svoboda LA, Cronin AM, Garber JE, Lathan CS.
    • J Community Genet. 2018 Jul;9(3):233-241. doi: 10.1007/s12687-017-0347-z. Epub 2017 Nov 18.
    • Evaluation of a Streamlined Oncologist-Led BRCA Mutation Testing and Counseling Model for Patients With Ovarian Cancer.
    • Colombo N, Huang G, Scambia G, Chalas E, Pignata S, Fiorica J, Van Le L, Ghamande S, González-Santiago S, Bover I, Graña Suárez B, Green A, Huot-Marchand P, Bourhis Y, Karve S, Blakeley C.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 1;36(13):1300-1307. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.2781. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    • Impact of an embedded genetic counselor on breast cancer treatment.
    • Pederson HJ, Hussain N, Noss R, Yanda C, O'Rourke C, Eng C, Grobmyer SR.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 May;169(1):43-46. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4643-4. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Comparison of Practice Guidelines, BRCAPRO, and Genetic Counselor Estimates to Identify Germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer.
    • Grant RC, Holter S, Borgida A, Dhani NC, Hedley DW, Knox JJ, Akbari MR, Zogopoulos G, Gallinger S.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Feb 13. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0212-1. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Patient-Centered Care in Breast Cancer Genetic Clinics.
    • Brédart A, Anota A, Dick J, Kuboth V, Lareyre O, De Pauw A, Cano A, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Schmutzler R, Dolbeault S, Kop JL.
    • Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Feb 12;15(2). pii: E319. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15020319.
    • Examination of the Patient-Focused Impact of Cancer Telegenetics Among a Rural Population: Comparison with Traditional In-Person Services.
    • Solomons NM, Lamb AE, Lucas FL, McDonald EF, Miesfeldt S.
    • Telemed J E Health. 2018 Feb;24(2):130-138. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0073. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    • Improving attendance to genetic counselling services for gynaecological oncology patients.
    • Pokharel HP, Hacker NF, Andrews L.
    • Gynecol Oncol Res Pract. 2018 Jan 10;5:2. doi: 10.1186/s40661-018-0059-z. eCollection 2018.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • [A survey of willingness about genetic counseling and tests in patients of epithelial ovarian cancer].
    • Li L, Qiu L, Wu M.
    • Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2017 Nov 21;97(43):3412-3415. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0376-2491.2017.43.011.
    • English Abstract, [Article in Chinese]
    • Randomized Trial of ConquerFear: A Novel, Theoretically Based Psychosocial Intervention for Fear of Cancer Recurrence.
    • Butow PN, Turner J, Gilchrist J, Sharpe L, Smith AB, Fardell JE, Tesson S, O'Connell R, Girgis A, Gebski VJ, Asher R, Mihalopoulos C, Bell ML, Zola KG, Beith J, Thewes B.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2017 Nov 2:JCO2017731257. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.73.1257. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Genetic consultation embedded in a gynecologic oncology clinic improves compliance with guideline-based care.
    • Senter L, O'Malley DM, Backes FJ, Copeland LJ, Fowler JM, Salani R, Cohn DE.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Oct;147(1):110-114. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.07.141. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    • Information Mismatch: Cancer Risk Counseling with Diverse Underserved Patients.
    • Joseph G, Pasick RJ, Schillinger D, Luce J, Guerra C, Cheng JK.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Oct;26(5):1090-1104. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0089-4. Epub 2017 Mar 13.
    • Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone vs In-Person Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: A 12-Month Follow-Up.
    • Interrante MK, Segal H, Peshkin BN, Valdimarsdottir HB, Nusbaum R, Similuk M, DeMarco T, Hooker G, Graves K, Isaacs C, Wood M, McKinnon W, Garber J, McCormick S, Heinzmann J, Kinney AY, Schwartz MD.
    • JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2017 Sep;1(1):pkx002. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkx002. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    • Multi-disciplinary summit on genetics services for women with gynecologic cancers: A Society of Gynecologic Oncology White Paper.
    • Randall LM, Pothuri B, Swisher EM, Diaz JP, Buchanan A, Witkop CT, Bethan Powell C, Smith EB, Robson ME, Boyd J, Coleman RL, Lu K.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Aug;146(2):217-224. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.06.002. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    • Large, Prospective Analysis of the Reasons Patients Do Not Pursue BRCA Genetic Testing Following Genetic Counseling.
    • Hayden S, Mange S, Duquette D, Petrucelli N, Raymond VM; BRCA Clinical Network Partners.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Aug;26(4):859-865. doi: 10.1007/s10897-016-0064-5. Epub 2017 Jan 16.
    • Population screening for BRCA1/BRCA2 founder mutations in Ashkenazi Jews: proactive recruitment compared with self-referral.
    • Lieberman S, Tomer A, Ben-Chetrit A, Olsha O, Strano S, Beeri R, Koka S, Fridman H, Djemal K, Glick I, Zalut T, Segev S, Sklair M, Kaufman B, Lahad A, Raz A, Levy-Lahad E.
    • Genet Med. 2017 Jul;19(7):754-762. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.182. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
    • Deficit of Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomies in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers After Telephone Genetic Counseling.
    • Benusiglio PR, Caron O.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2017 Apr 10;35(11):1255. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.70.5780. Epub 2017 Jan 23.

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

    • Mainstreaming cancer genetics: A model integrating germline BRCA testing into routine ovarian cancer clinics.
    • Kentwell M, Dow E, Antill Y, Wrede CD, McNally O, Higgs E, Hamilton A, Ananda S, Lindeman GJ, Scott CL.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Apr;145(1):130-136. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.01.030. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    • An exploratory study of patients' views about being at high-risk for breast cancer and risk management beliefs and intentions, before and after risk counselling: Preliminary evidence of the influence of beliefs on post-counselling prevention intentions.
    • Paquet L, Simmonds L, Yang C, Verma S.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Mar;100(3):575-582. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.10.005. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    • Pedigree and BRCA gene analysis in breast cancer patients to identify hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome to prevent morbidity and mortality of disease in Indian population.
    • Darooei M, Poornima S, Salma BU, Iyer GR, Pujar AN, Annapurna S, Shah A, Maddali S, Hasan Q.
    • Tumour Biol. 2017 Feb;39(2):1010428317694303. doi: 10.1177/1010428317694303.
    • Impact of Payer Constraints on Access to Genetic Testing.
    • Whitworth P, Beitsch P, Arnell C, Cox HC, Brown K, Kidd J, Lancaster JM.
    • J Oncol Pract. 2017 Jan;13(1):e47-e56. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2016.013581. Epub 2016 Oct 23.
    • Increasing Appropriate BRCA1/2 Mutation Testing: The Role of Family History Documentation and Genetic Counseling in a Multidisciplinary Clinic.
    • Kishan AU, Gomez CL, Dawson NA, Dvorak R, Foster NM, Hoyt A, Hurvitz SA, Kusske A, Silver EL, Tseng C, McCloskey SA.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(Suppl 5):634-641. Epub 2016 Sep 12.
    • The effect of referral for genetic counseling on genetic testing and surgical prevention in women at high risk for ovarian cancer: Results from a randomized controlled trial.
    • Drescher CW, Beatty JD, Resta R, Andersen MR, Watabayashi K, Thorpe J, Hawley S, Purkey H, Chubak J, Hanson N, Buist DSM, Urban N.
    • Cancer. 2016 Nov 15;122(22):3509-3518. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30190. Epub 2016 Jul 22.
    • Long-term experiences with genetic consultation in people with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Eismann S, Vetter L, Keller M, Bruckner T, Golatta M, Hennings A, Domschke C, Dikow N, Sohn C, Heil J, Schott S.
    • Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2016 Nov;294(5):1011-1018. Epub 2016 Jun 10.
    • An exploratory study of patients' views about being at high-risk for breast cancer and risk management beliefs and intentions, before and after risk counselling: Preliminary evidence of the influence of beliefs on post-counselling prevention intentions.
    • Paquet L, Simmonds L, Yang C, Verma S.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Oct 11. pii: S0738-3991(16)30455-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.10.005. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Effective Referral of Low-Income Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer to Genetic Counseling: A Randomized Delayed Intervention Control Trial.
    • Pasick RJ, Joseph G, Stewart S, Kaplan C, Lee R, Luce J, Davis S, Marquez T, Nguyen T, Guerra C.
    • Am J Public Health. 2016 Oct;106(10):1842-1848. Epub 2016 Aug 23.
    • A collaborative approach to cancer risk assessment services using genetic counselor extenders in a multi-system community hospital.
    • Cohen SA, Nixon DM.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Oct;159(3):527-34. doi: 10.1007/s10549-016-3964-z. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Assist physicians with ordering testing?

    • Lifestyle Risk Factors Among People Who Have Had Cancer Genetic Testing.
    • Quillin JM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Oct;25(5):957-964. Epub 2015 Dec 12.
    • Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone Delivery of BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling Compared With In-Person Counseling: 1-Year Follow-Up.
    • Kinney AY, Steffen LE, Brumbach BH, Kohlmann W, Du R, Lee JH, Gammon A, Butler K, Buys SS, Stroup AM, Campo RA, Flores KG, Mandelblatt JS, Schwartz MD.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 20;34(24):2914-24. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.65.9557. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

    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)

    • The Quality of Genetic Counseling and Connected Factors as Evaluated by Male BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers in Finland.
    • Kajula O, Kääriäinen M, Moilanen JS, Kyngäs H.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Jun;25(3):413-21. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9885-x. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
    • Counselees' Expressed Level of Understanding of the Risk Estimate and Surveillance Recommendation are Not Associated with Breast Cancer Surveillance Adherence.
    • Albada A, van Dulmen S, Dijkstra H, Wieffer I, Witkamp A, Ausems MG.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Apr;25(2):279-89. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9869-x. Epub 2015 Sep 1.
    • Impact of Genetic Counseling in Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer in Italy.
    • Godino L, Razzaboni E, Bianconi M, Turchetti D.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Apr;25(2):405-11. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9884-y. Epub 2015 Sep 10.
    • Implementation of a risk assessment program in a breast-imaging community practice.
    • Destounis S, Arieno A, Morgan R.
    • Breast Cancer. 2016 Mar;23(2):273-8. doi: 10.1007/s12282-014-0569-4. Epub 2014 Oct 7.
    • Improved health perception after genetic counselling for women at high risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer: construction of new questionnaires-an Italian exploratory study.
    • Catania C, Feroce I, Barile M, Goldhirsch A, De Pas T, de Braud F, Boselli S, Adamoli L, Radice D, Rossi A, Spitaleri G, Noberasco C, Bonanni B.
    • J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar;142(3):633-48. doi: 10.1007/s00432-015-2062-7. Epub 2015 Nov 17.
    • 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.
    • Breast Cancer Survivors' Knowledge of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer following Genetic Counseling: An Exploration of General and Survivor-Specific Knowledge Items.
    • Scherr CL, Christie J, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Public Health Genomics. [2016 Jan;]19(1):1-10. doi: 10.1159/000439162. Epub 2015 Sep 22.
    • 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.

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    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)

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    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)

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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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    News:

    Pretest genetic counseling informs patients with BRCA mutation.

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

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