Nurses ~ Healthcare Providers and Genetic Services
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Healthcare Providers' Education, Knowledge, Opinions, Preferences, Roles in Provision of/Referral to Genetic Services for HBOC. Also includes reviews, education papers, and other papers that are focused on or specifically written for the given provider group.

Including Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Navigators, etc.

List was last updated on Nov 8, 2019 @ 11:20 am.


    • Menopausal hormone therapy for BRCA-mutation carriers: attitudes of Israeli healthcare providers before and after a brief educational intervention.
    • Perri T, Farhadian Y, Friedman E, Korach J.
    • Menopause. 2019 Nov 4. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001432. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Contraception options for patients with known hereditary risk for ovarian cancer.
    • Joy KM.
    • JAAPA. 2019 Nov;32(11):37-41. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000586384.47435.31.
    • Review
    • Genetic and Genomic Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment.
    • Walker-Smith TL, Peck J.
    • Nurs Womens Health. 2019 Oct 25. pii: S1751-4851(19)30188-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2019.09.003. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • 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.
    • Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models: Challenges in Clinical Application.
    • Paquin M, Fasolino T, Steck MB.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Jun 1;23(3):256-259. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.256-259.
    • Review
    • Evaluation of Cancer-Based Criteria for Use in Mainstream BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast Cancer.
    • Kemp Z, Turnbull A, Yost S, Seal S, Mahamdallie S, Poyastro-Pearson E, Warren-Perry M, Eccleston A, Tan MM, Teo SH, Turner N, Strydom A, George A, Rahman N.
    • JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e194428. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.4428.
    • NCCN Guidelines® Insights - Breast Cancer, Version 3.2018.
    • Faculty
    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Continuing Education. 2019 Feb 2.
    • CME course

    Guidelines: NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®): Breast Cancer — Version 4.2018 — February 8, 2019 (PDF) (National Comprehensive Cancer Network)

    • 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.
    • 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.

    • 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
    • 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.
    • Timing and Mode of Breast Care Nurse Consultation From the Patient's Perspective.
    • Brown J, Refeld G, Cooper A.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2018 May 1;45(3):389-398. doi: 10.1188/18.ONF.389-398.
    • 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.
    • Knowledge Level and Educational Needs of Turkish Oncology Nurses Regarding the Genetics of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • Seven M, Pasalak SI, Guvenc G, Kok G.
    • J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017 Dec 1;48(12):570-576. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20171115-09.
    • Genetic Testing: Challenges and Changes in Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes.
    • King E, Mahon SM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Oct 1;21(5):589-598. doi: 10.1188/17.CJON.589-598.
    • 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.
    • Next Generation Sequencing and Multi-Gene Panel Testing: Implications for the Oncology Nurse.
    • Kelly PA.
    • Semin Oncol Nurs. 2017 May;33(2):208-218. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2017.02.007. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
    • Review
    • 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?

    • Women Need More Information to Cope With Aftermath of BRCA-Prompted Preventive Surgery.
    • Ellie Leick.
    • Oncology Nursing News. 2016 Aug 1
    • Are changes in breast self-exam recommendations and early misperceptions of breast cancer risk increasing women's future risks?
    • Polek C, Hardie T.
    • J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2016 Jul;28(7):379-86. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12325. Epub 2015 Nov 24.
    • The integration of BRCA testing into oncology clinics.
    • Percival N, George A, Gyertson J, Hamill M, Fernandes A, Davies E, Rahman N, Banerjee S.
    • Br J Nurs. 2016 Jun 23;25(12):690-4. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.12.690.
    • Use of a Point-of-Care Tool to Improve Nurse Practitioner BRCA Knowledge.
    • Smania M.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Jun 1;20(3):327-31. doi: 10.1188/16.CJON.327-331.
    • 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.
    • Why Women Are Choosing Bilateral Mastectomy.
    • Jerome-D'Emilia B, Suplee PD, D'Emilia I.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Dec 1;19(6):764-8. doi: 10.1188/15.CJON.764-768.

    Free full text: Why Women Are Choosing Bilateral Mastectomy (Medscape Oncology)

    • Identifying Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Utilizing Breast Care Nurse Navigation at Mammography and Imaging Centers.
    • Appel SJ, Cleiment RJ.
    • J Natl Black Nurses Assoc. 2015 Dec;26(2):17-26.
    • Testing times for BRCA gene carriers.
    • Carlisle D.
    • Nurs Stand. 2015 Nov 11;30(11):17-9. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.11.17.s21.
    • Next-Generation Gene Sequencing: Looking Beyond Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • Estrada SS, LeGrazie B, McKamie T2, Montgomery S.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Nov 1;42(6):691-4. doi: 10.1188/15.ONF.691-694.
    • A Woman's Decision to Choose Bilateral Mastectomy.
    • Jerome-D'Emilia B, Suplee PD, Boiler JL, D'Emilia JC.
    • Cancer Nurs. 2015 Nov-Dec;38(6):426-35. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000232.
    • Impact of a Nurse Navigator on Genomic Testing and Timely Treatment Decision Making in Patients With Breast Cancer.
    • McAllister KA, Schmitt ML.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Oct 1;19(5):510-2. doi: 10.1188/15.CJON.510-512.

    Press: Impact of a Nurse Navigator on Genomic Testing and Timely Treatment Decision Making in Patients With Breast Cancer. (Medscape)

    • 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
    • Ovarian cancer: Ensuring early diagnosis.
    • Slatnik CL, Duff E.
    • Nurse Pract. 2015 Sep 13;40(9):47-54. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000450742.00077.a2.
    • Factors influencing breast cancer screening and risk assessment among young African American women: An integrative review of the literature.
    • Jones TP, Katapodi MC, Lockhart JS.
    • J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2015 Sep;27(9):521-9. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12223. Epub 2015 Mar 3.
    • Review
    • "The BRCA Responder" on Genetic Testing, Family Histories, and Why Counseling Is Key.
    • Kelly Johnson.
    • Oncology Nursing News. 2015 Aug 31.
    • Response to "biologic, demographic, and social factors affecting triple negative breast cancer outcomes".
    • [No authors listed]
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Jun;19(3):244. doi: 10.1188/15.CJON.244.
    • Comment, Letter

    Biologic, demographic, and social factors affecting triple negative breast cancer outcomes.

    • Breast Self-examination Education for BRCA Mutation Carriers by Clinical Nurse Specialists.
    • Visser A, Bos WC, Prins JB, Hoogerbrugge N, van Laarhoven HW.
    • Clin Nurse Spec. 2015 May-Jun;29(3):E1-E7.
    • 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.
    • Genetic tests to identify risk for breast cancer.
    • Lynch JA, Venne V, Berse B.
    • Semin Oncol Nurs. 2015 May;31(2):100-7. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 Feb 26.
    • Review
    • Resources to increase genetics and genomics capacity of oncology nurses.
    • Aiello LB.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Mar 1;42(2):204-6. doi: 10.1188/15.ONF.204-206.
    • Knowledge about breast cancer and hereditary breast cancer among nurses in a public hospital.
    • Prolla CM, da Silva PS, Netto CB, Goldim JR, Ashton-Prolla P.
    • Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2015 Jan-Feb;23(1):90-7. doi: 10.1590/0104-1169.0185.2529.
    • Assessing and managing breast cancer risk: clinicians' current practice and future needs.
    • Collins IM, Steel E, Mann GB, Emery JD, Bickerstaffe A, Trainer A, Butow P, Pirotta M, Antoniou AC, Cuzick J, Hopper J, Phillips KA, Keogh LA.
    • Breast. 2014 Oct;23(5):644-50. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.06.014. Epub 2014 Jul 4.
    • 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.
    • Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
    • Kessenich CR, Bacher K, Moore PA.
    • Nurse Pract. 2014 Jun 15;39(6):8-10. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000446876.99650.eb.
    • Review

    Comment, Letter:

    BRCA genetic testing: State of the science.

    • Risk assessment, genetic counseling, and clinical care for hereditary breast cancer.
    • Powers J, Stopfer JE.
    • J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2014 May-Jun;43(3):361-73. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12304. Epub 2014 Apr 1.
    • Review
    • Providing care for previvors: implications for oncology nurses.
    • Mahon SM.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Feb;18(1):21-4. doi: 10.1188/14.CJON.21-24.
    • Review, Case reports
    • 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.
    • BRCA Genetic Testing: An RN's Personal Story.
    • Wasserman L.
    • Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Aug 1;17(4):449-50. doi: 10.1188/13.CJON.449-450.
    • Risk management: Jolie's decision sparks debate, need for more education.
    • Trossman S.
    • Am Nurse. 2013 Jul-Aug;45(4):1, 6.
    • Oncology health professionals' attitudes toward treatment-focused genetic testing for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Burcher S, Meiser B, Mitchell G, Saunders C, Rahman B, Tucker K, Barlow-Stewart K, Watts K, Gleeson M, Kirk J.
    • Per Med. 2013 Jul;10(5):431-440. doi: 10.2217/pme.13.45.
    • Large Genomic Rearrangements in BRCA1 and BRCA2: Implications for Patient Care.
    • Mahon SM.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 May 1;40(3):220-2. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.220-222.

    Free Medscape-style version: Large Genomic Rearrangements in BRCA1 and BRCA2: Implications for Patient Care. (Medscape)

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Being young, female, and BRCA positive.
    • Hamilton R.
    • Am J Nurs. 2012 Oct;112(10):26-31, quiz 46, 32.
    • Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: research on how women respond to genetic testing.
    • Bingham R.
    • Nurs Womens Health. 2012 Aug-Sep;16(4):319-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.2012.01750.x.
    • Surgical treatment differences among Latina and African American breast cancer survivors.
    • Campesino M, Koithan M, Ruiz E, Glover JU, Juarez G, Choi M, Krouse RS.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Jul;39(4):E324-31. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.E324-E331.
    • Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Barks P, Goldgar C.
    • JAAPA. 2012 Mar;25(3):63-5.
    • Review
    • Getting to the point: what women newly diagnosed with breast cancer want to know about treatment-focused genetic testing.
    • Meiser B, Gleeson M, Watts K, Peate M, Zilliacus E, Barlow-Stewart K, Saunders C, Mitchell G, Kirk J.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Mar;39(2):E101-11. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.E101-E111.