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    •• Trial registration number: ISRCTN87845055: BRCA-DIRECT- Is digitally delivered information about genetic testing feasible, effective and acceptable to women with breast cancer?. (ISRCTN registry)

    •• Press: UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer. (GenomeWeb)

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    •• Original research:

    A digital pathway for genetic testing in UK NHS patients with cancer: BRCA-DIRECT randomised study internal pilot.

    • Development of a web-based, theory-guided narrative intervention for women at elevated risk for breast cancer.
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    Identifier: NCT03470402: Decision Support for BRCA Testing in Ethnically Diverse Women. (ClinicalTrials.gov)

    • The Clinical and Psychosocial Outcomes for Women Who Received Unexpected Clinically Actionable Germline Information Identified through Research: An Exploratory Sequential Mixed-Methods Comparative Study.
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    • Population-based BRCA1/2 testing programmes are highly acceptable in the Jewish community: results of the JeneScreen Study.
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    • Telephone versus in-person genetic counseling for hereditary cancer risk: Patient predictors of differential outcomes.
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    • Challenges and Errors in Genetic Testing: The Fifth Case Series.
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    • Disparities between Uptake of Germline BRCA1/2 Gene Tests and Implementation of Post-test Management Strategies in Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer Patients.
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    • J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Oct 4;36(38):e241. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e241.
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    • Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests.
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    • Pretest Genetic Education Video Versus Genetic Counseling for Men Considering Prostate Cancer Germline Testing: A Patient-Choice Study to Address Urgent Practice Needs.
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    Research news: Men Give Thumbs Up to Video on Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Frequency of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Breast Cancer Patients with a Negative BRCA1 and BRCA2 Rapid Genetic Test Result.
    • Metcalfe KA, Eisen A, Poll A, Candib A, McCready D, Cil T, Wright F, Demsky R, Mancuso T, Sun P, Narod SA.
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    Genetic Testing and De-escalation of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy.

    • Patient-Reported Outcomes following Genetic Testing for Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, and Lynch Syndrome: A Systematic Review.
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    • Community research collaboration to develop a promotores-based hereditary breast cancer education program for Spanish-speaking Latinas.
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    • GeneLiFT: A novel test to facilitate rapid screening of genetic literacy in a diverse population undergoing genetic testing.
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    • A Collaborative Model to Implement Flexible, Accessible and Efficient Oncogenetic Services for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: The C-MOnGene Study.
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    • The role of the genetic testing industry in patient education of hereditary cancer: An observational study assessing the quality of patient education videos.
    • Greenberg DC, Kamara D, Tatsugawa Z, Mendoza M, Pineda E, Holschneider CH, Zakhour M.
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    • A Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Consent for Genetic Testing Using an Oncologist- or Genetic Counselor-Mediated Model of Care.
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    • Curr Oncol. 2021 Apr 8;28(2):1459-1471. doi: 10.3390/curroncol28020138.
    • Videoconferencing to deliver genetics services: a systematic review of telegenetics in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    • Psychosocial Interventions for Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation: A Scoping Review.
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    • Variations in breast cancer surgical treatment and timing: determinants and disparities.
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    • The Knowledge and Attitude of Patients Diagnosed with Epithelial Ovarian Cancer towards Genetic Testing.
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    • Implications of Multigene Panel Testing on Psychosocial Outcomes: A Comparison of Patients With Pancreatic and Breast or Ovarian Cancer.
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    • Influence of lived experience on risk perception among women who received a breast cancer polygenic risk score: 'Another piece of the pie'.
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    • Misinterpretation of Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk and Its Association with Information Sharing Motives among Women at Low Likelihood of Carrying a BRCA1/2 Mutation.
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    • FORCE. XRAY. 2020 Oct 26.

    Original research:

    Presymptomatic Awareness of Germline Pathogenic BRCA Variants and Associated Outcomes in Women With Breast Cancer.

    • Experiences and attitudes of hereditary cancer screening patients in a consumer directed testing model.
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    • Review
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    • Presymptomatic Awareness of Germline Pathogenic BRCA Variants and Associated Outcomes in Women With Breast Cancer.
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    Research news: Study Sees Survival Boost For BRCA1/2 Carriers Tested Before Breast Cancer Diagnosis. (GenomeWeb)

    Research news: 'Knowledge Is Power': Knowing BRCA1/2 Status Tied to Survival. (Medscape)

    Research news: Knowing about an inherited BRCA mutation improves outcomes for women with breast cancer. (FORCE. XRAY.)

    • Informing models of cancer genetic care in the era of multigene panel testing with patient-led recommendations.
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