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    Blog post: Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: BRCA1-Positive Breast Cancer Patient Told She’s Negative. (My Gene Counsel)

    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Forged Genetic Test Report Leads to Incorrect Management.
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    Original research:

    A mismatch in care: results of a United Kingdom-wide patient and clinician survey of gynaecological services for women with Lynch syndrome

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    Guidelines:

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

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    • J Clin Med. 2020 Jul 18;9(7):2290. doi: 10.3390/jcm9072290.
    • Mainstreaming germline BRCA1/2 testing in non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer in the North West of England.
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    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2020 Jul 10. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0692-y. Epub ahead of print.
    • A thematic analysis of health information technology use among cancer genetic counselors.
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    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Jul 8. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1306. Epub ahead of print.
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    • Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Management of HBOC in India: An Expert Consensus Document from Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology.
    • Malhotra H, Kowtal P, Mehra N, Pramank R, Sarin R, Rajkumar T, Gupta S, Bapna A, Bhattacharyya GS, Gupta S, Maheshwari A, Mannan AU, Reddy Kundur R, Sekhon R, Singhal M, Smruti BK, Sp S, Suryavanshi M, Verma A.
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    • A Modern Dilemma: How Experts Grapple with Ambiguous Genetic Test Results.
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    • A systematic review of communication interventions to help healthcare professionals discuss genetic testing for breast cancer.
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    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jun 23. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05741-z. Epub ahead of print.
    • Genetic counselors' perspectives on population-based screening for BRCA-related hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and Lynch syndrome.
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    • Implementation of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2019.
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    Press: Cancer Experts Develop Precision Medicine-Based Genetic Testing Framework for Prostate Cancer. (GenomeWeb)

    Press: Consider Genetic Testing in All Metastatic Prostate Cancers. (MedPage Today)

    • Adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for BRCA testing among high risk breast Cancer patients: a retrospective chart review study.
    • Bobbili P, Olufade T, DerSarkissian M, Shenolikar R, Yu H, Duh MS, Tung N.
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    • Executive Summary of the Early-Onset Breast Cancer Evidence Review Conference.
    • Chelmow D, Pearlman MD, Young A, Bozzuto L, Dayaratna S, Jeudy M, Kremer ME, Scott DM, O'Hara JS.
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    • How can Australia integrate routine genetic sequencing in oncology: a qualitative study through an implementation science lens.
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    • Genet Med. 2020 May 28. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-0838-x. Epub ahead of print.
    • Utilization of health information technology among cancer genetic counselors.
    • Ritchie JB, Allen CG, Morrison H, Nichols M, Lauzon SD, Schiffman JD, Hughes Halbert C, Welch BM.
    • Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2020 May 28:e1315. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.1315. Epub ahead of print.
    • Feasibility, face validity, and sensitivity of a web-based simulation tool for assessing genetic counseling communication.
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    • Genet Med. 2020 Apr 30. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-0797-2. Epub ahead of print.
    • Germline and Somatic Tumor Testing in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: ASCO Guideline.
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    Commentary:

    BRCA status assessment in epithelial ovarian cancer and the challenge of tumor testing.

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    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Apr 6.
    • Racial disparities in breast cancer hereditary risk assessment referrals.
    • Peterson JM, Pepin A, Thomas R, Biagi T, Stark E, Sparks AD, Johnson K, Kaltman R.
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    • Evaluating clinician acceptability of the prototype CanRisk tool for predicting risk of breast and ovarian cancer: A multi-methods study.
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    • PLoS One. 2020 Mar 6;15(3):e0229999. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229999. eCollection 2020.
    • The Provision of Genetic Testing and Related Services in Quebec, Canada.
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    • Front Genet. 2020 Mar 4;11:127. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00127. eCollection 2020.
    • Recommendations for Advancing the Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Brazil.
    • Achatz MI, Caleffi M, Guindalini R, Marques RM, Nogueira-Rodrigues A, Ashton-Prolla P.
    • JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Mar;6:439-452. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00170.
    • When to break the news and whose responsibility is it? A cross-sectional qualitative study of health professionals' views regarding disclosure of BRCA genetic cancer risk.
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    • BMJ Open. 2020 Feb 25;10(2):e033127. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033127.
    • Group plus "mini" individual pre-test genetic counselling sessions for hereditary cancer shorten provider time and improve patient satisfaction.
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    • Disparities in BRCA counseling across providers in a diverse population of young breast cancer survivors.
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    • Health Care Provider Perceptions of Caring for Individuals with Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk.
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    • Organizational readiness to implement population-based screening and genetic service delivery for hereditary cancer prevention and control.
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    • 'We don't know for sure': discussion of uncertainty concerning multigene panel testing during initial cancer genetic consultations.
    • Medendorp NM, Hillen MA, van Maarschalkerweerd PEA, Aalfs CM, Ausems MGEM, Verhoef S, van der Kolk LE, Berger LPV, Wevers MR, Wagner A, Caanen BAH, Stiggelbout AM, Smets EMA.
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    • Ray T.
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    • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Risk Assessment: ACOG COMMITTEE OPINION, Number 793.
    • [No authors listed]
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Dec;134(6):e143-e149. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003562.

    Summary:

    Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Risk Assessment: ACOG COMMITTEE OPINION SUMMARY, Number 793.

    • Study on the differences of opinions and choices of high-risk breast cancer populations in China before and after genetic testing.
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    • Polygenic background modifies penetrance of monogenic variants conferring risk for coronary artery disease, breast cancer, or colorectal cancer.
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    Press: Polygenic Modifiers of Pathogenic Genes May Refine Disease Risk Prediction. (GenomeWeb)

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    • NSGC blog, 2019 Oct 29.

    Podcast: Genetic Counselors and You — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (NSGC "Genetic Counselors & You" Podcast Series)

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    • Genetic counselors' comfort and knowledge of cancer risk assessment for transgender patients.
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    • Review
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    • What information do healthcare professionals need to inform premenopausal women about risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy?
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    • Menopause. 2019 Sep 16. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001421. [Epub ahead of print]
    • An update on genetic risk assessment and prevention: the role of genetic testing panels in breast cancer.
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    • Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2019 Aug 30. doi: 10.1080/14737140.2019.1659730. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Strategies for Improving Access to Hereditary Cancer Testing: Recommendations from Stakeholders.
    • Ready K, Johansen Taber KA, Bonhomme N, Lichtenfeld JL.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Aug;21(8):1702-1704. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0430-9. Epub 2019 Jan 28.
    • Warranting the decision-maker, not the decision: How healthcare practitioners evaluate the legitimacy of patients' unprompted requests for risk-reducing mastectomy.
    • Brown SL, Beesley H, Holcombe C, Saini P, Salmon P.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Aug;102(8):1446-1451. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.03.007. Epub 2019 Mar 18.
    • From Targeting Somatic Mutations to Finding Inherited Cancer Predispositions: The Other Side of the Coin.
    • Pujol P, De La Motte Rouge T, Penault-Llorca F.
    • Diagnostics (Basel). 2019 Jul 26;9(3). pii: E83. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics9030083.
    • 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.
    • Bashford MT, Kohlman W, Everett J, Parrott A, Pollin TI; Practice Guidelines Committee of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Jul 23. doi: 10.1038/s41436-019-0586-y. [Epub ahead of print]

    Guidelines:

    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.

    • Adverse Events in Genetic Testing: The Fourth Case Series.
    • Farmer MB, Bonadies DC, Mahon SM, Baker MJ, Ghate SM, Munro C, Nagaraj CB, Besser AG, Bui K, Csuy CM, Kirkpatrick B, McCarty AJ, McQuaid SW, Sebastian J, Sternen DL, Walsh LK, Matloff ET.
    • Cancer J. 2019 Jul/Aug;25(4):231-236. doi: 10.1097/PPO.0000000000000391.
    • Case series
    • Moving into the mainstream: healthcare professionals' views of implementing treatment focussed genetic testing in breast cancer care.
    • Hallowell N, Wright S, Stirling D, Gourley C, Young O, Porteous M.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Jul;18(3):293-301. doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00122-y.
    • The first Japanese nationwide multicenter study of BRCA mutation testing in ovarian cancer: CHARacterizing the cross-sectionaL approach to Ovarian cancer geneTic TEsting of BRCA (CHARLOTTE).
    • Enomoto T, Aoki D, Hattori K, Jinushi M, Kigawa J, Takeshima N, Tsuda H, Watanabe Y, Yoshihara K, Sugiyama T.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Jul;29(6):1043-1049. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000384.
    • Should All Patients With a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Undergo Expanded Panel Testing?
    • Copur MS, Jonglertham P, Zusag T.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun 27:JCO1900064. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.00064. [Epub ahead of print]

    Letter, Reply:

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

    Original research:

    Underdiagnosis of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Are Genetic Testing Guidelines a Tool or an Obstacle?

    • Caveat Emptor: The Perils of Panel Testing in Hereditary Breast Cancer.
    • Taylor A, Tischkowitz M.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun 27:JCO1900122. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.00122. [Epub ahead of print]

    Letter, Reply:

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

    Original research:

    Underdiagnosis of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Are Genetic Testing Guidelines a Tool or an Obstacle?

    • The Time for Mainstreaming Germline Testing for Patients With Breast Cancer Is Now.
    • Rajagopal PS, Catenacci DVT, Olopade OI.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun 27:JCO1900160. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.00160. [Epub ahead of print]

    Letter, Reply:

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

    Original research:

    Underdiagnosis of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Are Genetic Testing Guidelines a Tool or an Obstacle?

    • Current Genetic Service Delivery Models for the Provision of Genetic Testing in Europe: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
    • Unim B, Pitini E, Lagerberg T, Adamo G, De Vito C, Marzuillo C, Villari P.
    • Front Genet. 2019 Jun 19;10:552. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00552. eCollection 2019.
    • 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.

    • Differences in referral patterns based on race for women at high-risk for ovarian cancer in the southeast: Results from a Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic.
    • Boitano TKL, Barrington DA, Batra S, McGwin G Jr, Turner TB, Farmer MB, Brown AM, Straughn MJ Jr, Leath CA 3rd.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Jun 10. pii: S0090-8258(19)31275-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.05.031. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Exploring genetic counselors' perceptions of usefulness and intentions to use refined risk models in clinical care based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM).
    • Heinlen C, Hovick SR, Brock GN, Klamer BG, Toland AE, Senter L.
    • J Genet Couns. 2019 Jun;28(3):664-672. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1079. Epub 2019 Mar 7.
    • Trans-counseling: A case series of transgender individuals at high risk for BRCA1 pathogenic variants.
    • Sacca RE, Koeller DR, Rana HQ, Garber JE, Morganstern DE.
    • J Genet Couns. 2019 Jun;28(3):708-716. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1046. Epub 2019 Jan 24.
    • Multidisciplinary interventions in a specialist Drug Development Unit to improve family history documentation and onward referral of patients with advanced cancer to cancer genetics services.
    • Moss CA, Cojocaru E, Hanwell J, Ward S, Xu W, van Zyl M, O'Leary L, de Bono JS, Banerji U, Kaye SB, Minchom A, George AJ, Lopez J, McVeigh TP.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2019 May 9;114:97-106. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2019.04.009. [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]
    • A narrative overview of the patients' outcomes after multigene cancer panel testing, and a thorough evaluation of its implications for genetic counselling.
    • Esteban I, Lopez-Fernandez A, Balmaña J.
    • Eur J Med Genet. 2019 May;62(5):342-349. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.11.027. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
    • Review
    • [Genetic Approach of Breast Cancer].
    • Takei J, Yamauchi H.
    • Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2019 May;46(5):831-837.
    • Review, [Article in Japanese]
    • Improving access to cancer genetic services: perspectives of high-risk clients in a community-based setting.
    • Miller I, Greenberg S, Yashar BM, Marvin ML.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Apr 24. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00420-z. [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]
    • 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.
    • Genetic counselling of young women with breast cancer for Li-Fraumeni syndrome: a nationwide survey on the experiences and attitudes of genetics professionals.
    • Bakhuizen JJ, Velthuizen ME, Stehouwer S, Bleiker EM, Ausems MG.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Apr;18(2):231-239. doi: 10.1007/s10689-018-0103-5.
    • Risk perception and screening behavior of Filipino women at risk for breast cancer: implications for cancer genetic counseling.
    • Lagarde JBB, Laurino MY, San Juan MD, Cauyan JML, Tumulak MJR, Ventura ER.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Apr;10(2):281-289. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0391-3. Epub 2018 Sep 27.
    • Uncertainty related to multigene panel testing for cancer: a qualitative study on counsellors' and counselees' views.
    • Medendorp NM, Hillen MA, Murugesu L, Aalfs CM, Stiggelbout AM, Smets EMA.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Apr;10(2):303-312. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0393-1. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
    • Current Approaches to Cancer Genetic Counseling Services for Spanish-Speaking Patients.
    • Augusto B, Kasting ML, Couch FJ, Lindor NM, Vadaparampil ST.
    • J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Apr;21(2):434-437. doi: 10.1007/s10903-018-0772-z.
    • 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.

    • Prenatal genetic counselors' practices and confidence level when counseling on cancer risk identified on expanded carrier screening.
    • Thompson J, Vogel Postula K, Wong K, Spencer S.
    • J Genet Couns. 2019 Mar 19. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1118. [Epub ahead of print]
    • BRCA mutation testing for ovarian cancer in the context of available targeted therapy: Survey and consensus of Hong Kong specialists.
    • Kwong A, Cheng KD, Hsue CV, Hui SK, Leung CR, Leung KA, Ngan KR, Soong SI.
    • Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar;15 Suppl 2:20-31. doi: 10.1111/ajco.13116. Epub 2019 Mar 6.
    • Negotiating jurisdictional boundaries in response to new genetic possibilities in breast cancer care: The creation of an 'oncogenetic taskscape'.
    • Wright S, Porteous M, Stirling D, Young O, Gourley C, Hallowell N.
    • Soc Sci Med. 2019 Mar;225:26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.020. Epub 2019 Feb 13.
    • 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.

    Editorial:

    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)

    • Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Effects of Genetic Testing on Care.
    • Connors LM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Feb 1;23(1):32-35. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.32-35.
    • Review
    • Genetic Service Delivery Models: Exploring Approaches to Care for Families With Hereditary Cancer Risk.
    • Pierle JM, Mahon SM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Feb 1;23(1):60-67. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.60-67.
    • Guidelines-Based Cancer Risk Assessment.
    • Forman A, Schwartz S.
    • Semin Oncol Nurs. 2019 Feb;35(1):34-46. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.12.010. Epub 2019 Jan 22.
    • Hereditary Breast and Hereditary Ovarian Cancer: Implications for the Oncology Nurse.
    • Beamer LC.
    • Semin Oncol Nurs. 2019 Feb;35(1):47-57. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.12.001. Epub 2019 Jan 30.
    • The Benefits and Blinders of Do-Goodism.
    • Resta R.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2019 Jan 20.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Understanding and Practices of Gynaecologists Related to Breast Cancer Screening, Detection, Treatment and Common Breast Diseases: A Study from India.
    • Singh GN, Agarwal A, Jain V, Kumar P.
    • World J Surg. 2019 Jan;43(1):183-191. doi: 10.1007/s00268-018-4740-5.
    • 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)

    • "I Am Uncertain About What My Uncertainty Even Is": Men's Uncertainty and Information Management of Their BRCA-Related Cancer Risks.
    • Rauscher EA, Dean M, Campbell-Salome GM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Dec;27(6):1417-1427. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0276-y. Epub 2018 Jul 3.
    • A narrative overview of the patients’ outcomes after multigene cancer panel testing: Thorough evaluation of its implications for genetic counselling.
    • Estebana I, Lopez-Fernandez A, Balmaña J.
    • Eur J Med Genet. 2018 Nov 23. pii: S1769-7212(18)30422-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.11.027. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review, Comment
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Challenge of Evaluating Adnexal Masses in Patients With Breast Cancer.
    • Reinert T, Nogueira-Rodrigues A, Kestelman FP, Ashton-Prolla P, Graudenz MS, Bines J.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Aug;18(4):e587-e594. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2018.03.006. Epub 2018 Mar 12.
    • Review
    • Managing Variant Interpretation Discrepancies in Hereditary Cancer: Clinical Practice, Concerns, and Desired Resources.
    • Zirkelbach E, Hashmi S, Ramdaney A, Dunnington L, Ashfaq M, Nugent EK, Wilson K.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Aug;27(4):761-769. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0184-6. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    • 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.
    • From the laboratory to the clinic: sharing BRCA VUS reclassification tools with practicing genetics professionals.
    • Augusto BM, Lake P, Scherr CL, Couch FJ, Lindor NM, Vadaparampil ST.
    • J Community Genet. 2018 Jul;9(3):209-215. doi: 10.1007/s12687-017-0343-3. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    • 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.

    • Making Sense of SNPs: Women's Understanding and Experiences of Receiving a Personalized Profile of Their Breast Cancer Risks.
    • Young MA, Forrest LE, Rasmussen VM, James P, Mitchell G, Sawyer SD, Reeve K, Hallowell N.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Jun;27(3):702-708. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0162-z. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
    • Consensus for genes to be included on cancer panel tests offered by UK genetics services: guidelines of the UK Cancer Genetics Group.
    • Taylor A, Brady AF, Frayling IM, Hanson H, Tischkowitz M, Turnbull C, Side L; UK Cancer Genetics Group (UK-CGG).
    • J Med Genet. 2018 Jun;55(6):372-377. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2017-105188. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
    • Angelina's Impact: Genetic Counselors Share.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2018 May 14.
    • 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.
    • The Relationship Between Body Image, Gender, Subjective Norms, and the Decision to Undergo Preventive Mastectomy Among Arab and Jewish BRCA Carriers.
    • Kardosh M, Bar-Tal Y, Barnoy S.
    • Cancer Nurs. 2018 May/Jun;41(3):255-262. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000503.
    • 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.
    • 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)

    • 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]

    Commentary:

    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.
    • NSGC Responds to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval of Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Test that Reports Three BRCA Mutations.
    • [No author given]
    • NSGC blog, 2018 Mar 6.

    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)

    • 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 Testing: Multiple Problems to Solve.
    • Ramos E, Haidle JL.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 10;36(5):518-519. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.0942. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

    Editorial:

    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to E. Ramos et al.

    • FDA Approval of PARP Inhibitors and the Impact on Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing Practices.
    • Buchtel KM, Vogel Postula KJ, Weiss S, Williams C, Pineda M, Weissman SM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Feb;27(1):131-139. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0130-7. Epub 2017 Aug 5.
    • Cancer Genetic Counseling and Testing: Perspectives of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Patients and Gynecologic Oncology Healthcare Providers.
    • Liang MI, Wong DH, Walsh CS, Farias-Eisner R, Cohen JG.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Feb;27(1):177-186. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0135-2. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    • Physician Experiences and Understanding of Genomic Sequencing in Oncology.
    • Weipert CM, Ryan KA, Everett JN, Yashar BM, Chinnaiyan AM, Scott Roberts J, De Vries R, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Raymond VM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Feb;27(1):187-196. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0134-3. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    • Professionals' knowledge, attitude and referral behaviour of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Gietel-Habets JJG, de Die-Smulders CEM, Tjan-Heijnen VCG, Derks-Smeets IAP, van Golde R, Gomez-Garcia E, van Osch LADM.
    • Reprod Biomed Online. 2018 Feb;36(2):137-144. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2017.11.005. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    • Your Genes: One Size Doesn't Fit All.
    • Freivogel ME, Cohen SA.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Jan 1;16(1):2-3. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.7055.
    • Commentary

    Commentary:

    Your Genes: Getting the Best Fit.

    • Use of the BOADICEA Web Application in clinical practice: appraisals by clinicians from various countries.
    • Brédart A, Kop JL, Antoniou AC, Cunningham AP, De Pauw A, Tischkowitz M, Ehrencrona H, Dolbeault S, Robieux L, Rhiem K, Easton DF, Devilee P, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Schmutlzer R.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Jan;17(1):31-41. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0014-x.
    • A single visit multidisciplinary model for managing patients with mutations in moderate and high-risk genes in a community practice setting.
    • O'Leary MP, Goldner BS, Abboy S, Mercado PD, Plurad HY.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Jan;17(1):175-178. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0010-1.
    • Breadth of Genetic Testing Selected by Patients at Risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • Szender JB, Kaur J, Clayback K, Hutton ML, Mikkelson J, Odunsi K, Dresbold C.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 Jan;28(1):26-33. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000001122.
    • Preferences for multigene panel testing for hereditary breast cancer risk among ethnically diverse BRCA-uninformative families.
    • Vicuña B, Delaney HD, Flores KG, Ballinger L, Royce M, Dayao Z, Pal T, Kinney AY.
    • J Community Genet. 2018 Jan;9(1):81-92. doi: 10.1007/s12687-017-0322-8. Epub 2017 Oct 2.
    • When to Consider Risk-Reducing Mastectomy in BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutation Carriers with Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer: a Case Study Illustrating the Genetic Counseling Challenges.
    • Speight B, Tischkowitz M.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Dec;26(6):1173-1178. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0136-1. Epub 2017 Aug 5.
    • Family Communication, Risk Perception and Cancer Knowledge of Young Adults from BRCA1/2 Families: a Systematic Review.
    • Young AL, Butow PN, Vetsch J, Quinn VF, Patenaude AF, Tucker KM, Wakefield CE.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Dec;26(6):1179-1196. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0125-4. Epub 2017 Jun 30.
    • Review
    • Cancer Genetic Counseling and Testing in an Era of Rapid Change.
    • Hooker GW, Clemens KR, Quillin J, Vogel Postula KJ, Summerour P, Nagy R, Buchanan AH.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Dec;26(6):1244-1253. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0099-2. Epub 2017 Apr 22.
    • VUS Reclassified to "Suspected Deleterious": When Genetic Counseling Updates Become Life-Saving.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2017 Nov 30.
    • Current and future role of genetic screening in gynecologic malignancies.
    • Ring KL, Garcia C, Thomas MH, Modesitt SC.
    • Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov;217(5):512-521. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.04.011. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    • Assessment of Current Genetic Counselor Practices in Post-Visit Written Communications to Patients.
    • VandenBoom E, Trepanier AM,Carmany EP.
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Oct 12. doi: 10.100/s10897-017-0163-y. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Hereditary gynaecologic cancers in Nepal: a proposed model of care to serve high risk populations in developing countries.
    • Pokharel HP, Hacker NF, Andrews L.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2017 Sep 18;15:12. doi: 10.1186/s13053-017-0072-y. eCollection 2017.
    • Development of a Streamlined Work Flow for Handling Patients’ Genetic Testing Insurance Authorizations.
    • Uhlmann WR, Schwalm K, Raymond VM
    • J Genet Couns. 2017 Aug;26(4):657-668. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0098-3. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    • Gaps in Incorporating Germline Genetic Testing Into Treatment Decision-Making for Early-Stage Breast Cancer.
    • Kurian AW, Li Y, Hamilton AS, Ward KC, Hawley ST, Morrow M, McLeod MC, Jagsi R, Katz SJ.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul 10;35(20):2232-2239. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.71.6480. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

    Press: Lack of Understanding of Genetic Breast Cancer Testing. (Medscape)

    • Current condition of genetic medicine for hereditary breast cancer.
    • Terui-Kohbata H, Yoshida M.
    • Mol Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul;7(1):98-102. doi: 10.3892/mco.2017.1260. Epub 2017 May 12.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Time to incorporate germline multigene panel testing into breast and ovarian cancer patient care.
    • Graffeo R, Livraghi L, Pagani O, Goldhirsch A, Partridge AH, Garber JE.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Dec;160(3):393-410. Epub 2016 Oct 12.
    • Review
    • 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. 2016 Oct 23. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2016.013581.

    News: Payers’ Genetic Counselor Mandates Decrease Access to BRCA 1/2 Testing (Clinical Omics)

    • Patient and genetic counselor perceptions of in-person versus telephone genetic counseling for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer.
    • Jacobs AS, Schwartz MD, Valdimarsdottir H, Nusbaum RH, Hooker GW, DeMarco TA, Heinzmann JE, McKinnon W, McCormick SR, Davis C, Forman AD, Lebensohn AP, Dalton E, Tully DM, Graves KD, Similuk M, Kelly S, Peshkin BN.
    • Fam Cancer. 2016 Oct;15(4):529-39. doi: 10.1007/s10689-016-9900-x.
    • Want A BRCA Test? Some Insurers Require Genetic Counseling First.
    • Michelle Andrews
    • NPR. Shots. 2016 Sep 14.
    • Consensus Guideline on Hereditary Genetic Testing for Patients With and Without Breast Cancer
    • ASBS Research committee
    • The American Society of Breast Surgeons. www.breastsurgeons.org. 2016 Sep 13.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: American Society of Breast Surgeons Consenus Guidelines on Genetic Testing

    Subject: American Society of Breast Surgeons Consenus Guidelines on Genetic Testing

    • Insurers May Insist On Counseling Before Genetic Tests For Breast Cancer.
    • Michelle Andrews
    • Kaiser Health News. 2016 Sep 13.
    • All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?
    • Emma Smith
    • Science Blog. Cancer Research UK. 2016 Aug 17.
    • Understanding the Needs of Young Women Regarding Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing: Convergence and Divergence among Patient-Counselor Perceptions and the Promise of Peer Support.
    • Evans C, Hamilton RJ, Tercyak KP, Peshkin BN, Rabemananjara K, Isaacs C, O'Neill SC.
    • Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Jun 28;4(3). pii: E35. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4030035.
    • Impact of Clinical Genetics Attendance at a Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board on Referrals for Genetic Counseling and BRCA Mutation Testing.
    • Cohen PA, Nichols CB, Schofield L, Van Der Werf S, Pachter N.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016 Jun;26(5):892-7. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000689.
    • Reproductive Endocrinologists' Utilization of Genetic Counselors for Oncofertility and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Treatment of BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Goetsch AL, Wicklund C, Clayman ML, Woodruff TK.
    • J Genet Couns. 2016 Jun;25(3):561-71. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9908-7. Epub 2015 Nov 14.
    • Angelina's Impact: Genetic Counselors Share.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2016 May 14.
    • Parental Decision Making Regarding the Disclosure or Nondisclosure of a Mutation-Positive BRCA1/2 Test Result to Minors.
    • Seenandan-Sookdeo KA, Hack TF, Lobchuk M, Murphy L, Marles S.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016 May 1;43(3):330-41. doi: 10.1188/16.ONF.330-341.
    • More People Seek Genetic Testing, But There Aren't Enough Counselors.
    • Todd Bookman.
    • NPR. Morning Edition. 2016 Apr 18.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • ACOG Objects to Insurers' Genetic Counseling Requirements for BRCA Testing.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. 2015 Dec 18.
    • 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.
    • Risk reducing salpingectomy and delayed oophorectomy in high risk women: views of cancer geneticists, genetic counsellors and gynaecological oncologists in the UK.
    • Chandrasekaran D, Menon U, Evans G, Crawford R, Saridogan E, Jacobs C, Tischkowitz M, Brockbank E, Kalsi J, Jurkovic D, Manchanda R.
    • Fam Cancer. 2015 Dec;14(4):521-30. doi: 10.1007/s10689-015-9823-y.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article request

    • 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 Genetic Testing: More Than a Medical Management Tool.
    • Schroeder D, Conroy SA.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Oct 1;19(5):603-7. doi: 10.1188/15.CJON.603-607.
    • Review
    • Contemporary Challenges in Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer: A Collaboration Opportunity for Genetic Counselors and Breast Surgeons.
    • Larsen Haidle J, Whitworth P.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct;22(10):3203-7. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-4757-z. Epub 2015 Jul 28.
    • 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.
    • Great Expectorations – A NextGenetic Counseling Model?
    • Robert Resta.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2015 Apr 27.
    • Nature: Gene Counsellors Expect Resurgence of 'Jolie Effect'.
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2015 Apr 3.
    • A survey of genetic counselors about the needs of 18-25 year olds from families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.
    • Werner-Lin A, Ratner R, Hoskins LM, Lieber C.
    • J Genet Couns. 2015 Feb;24(1):78-87. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9739-y. Epub 2014 Jul 12.
    • 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:

    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.

    • Breast cancer risk counseling: a teachable moment?
    • Daly M.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Oct;12(10):1361-2.
    • Editorial

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article request

    Subject: Expanding risk counseling beyond genetics

    • An investigation of genetic counselors' testing recommendations: pedigree analysis and the use of multiplex breast cancer panel testing.
    • Lundy MG, Forman A, Valverde K, Kessler L.
    • J Genet Couns. 2014 Aug;23(4):618-32. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9692-9. Epub 2014 Feb 27.
    • Seeking Balance: Decision Support Needs of Women Without Cancer and a Deleterious BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation.
    • Underhill ML, Crotser CB.
    • J Genet Couns. 2014 Jun;23(3):350-62. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9667-2. Epub 2013 Nov 22.
    • Changes in specialists' perspectives on cancer genetic testing, prophylactic surgery and insurance discrimination: then and now.
    • Matloff ET, Bonadies DC, Moyer A, Brierley KL.
    • J Genet Couns. 2014 Apr;23(2):164-71. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9625-z. Epub 2013 Jul 13.

    Press: What’s Ahead for BRCA Genetic Testing and Counseling? (OncLive)

    • Which factors predict proposal and uptake of psychological counselling after BRCA1/2 test result disclosure?
    • Maheu C, Bouhnik AD, Nogues C, Mouret-Fourme E, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Lasset C, Berthet P, Fricker JP, Caron O, Luporsi E, Gladieff L, Julian-Reynier C.
    • Psychooncology. 2014 Apr;23(4):420-7. doi: 10.1002/pon.3435. Epub 2013 Oct 11.
    • Does and should breast cancer genetic counselling include lifestyle advice?
    • Albada A, Vernooij M, van Osch L, Pijpe A, van Dulmen S, Ausems MG.
    • Fam Cancer. 2014 Mar;13(1):35-44. doi: 10.1007/s10689-013-9672-5.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • Clinicians' Attitudes toward General Screening of the Ashkenazi-Jewish Population for Prevalent Founder BRCA1/2 and LRRK2 Mutations.
    • Shkedi-Rafid S, Ofer-Bialer G, Meiner V, Calderon-Margalit R.
    • Public Health Genomics. [2013 Aug;];16(4):174-83. doi: 10.1159/000351592. Epub 2013 Jun 28.
    • Genetic counseling for breast cancer risk: how did we get here and where are we going?
    • Lang KA.
    • Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2013 Jul;13(6):541-51. doi: 10.1586/14737159.2013.811903.
    • Breast cancer in the young: role of the geneticist.
    • Woodson AH, Profato JL, Muse KI, Litton JK.
    • J Thorac Dis. 2013 Jun;5(Suppl 1):S19-26. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2013.04.13.
    • A young woman with bilateral breast cancer: identifying a genetic cause and implications for management.
    • de Bruin MA, Ford JM, Kurian AW.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 May 1;11(5):512-7.
    • Understanding the Needs of Women Considering Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oophorectomy.
    • Cherry C, Ropka M, Lyle J, Napolitano L, Daly MB.
    • Cancer Nurs. 2013 May-Jun;36(3):E33-8. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e3182642cb5.
    • 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

    • Being young, female, and BRCA positive.
    • Hamilton R.
    • Am J Nurs. 2012 Oct;112(10):26-31, quiz 46, 32.
    • Hereditary breast cancer: practical pursuit for clinical translation.
    • Lynch HT, Snyder C, Lynch J.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Jun;19(6):1723-31. doi: 10.1245/s10434-012-2256-z. Epub 2012 Mar 21.
    • Review
    • Exploring the short-term impact of DNA-testing in breast cancer patients: the counselees' perception matters, but the actual BRCA1/2 result does not.
    • Vos J, Oosterwijk JC, Gomez-Garcia E, Menko FH, Collee MJ, van Asperen CJ, Jansen AM, Stiggelbout AM, Tibben A.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Feb;86(2):239-51. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.04.017. Epub 2011 Dec 27.