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    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?


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    Letter, Comment:

    Genetic Testing and Counseling Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer.

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    Press: BRCA Testing Has Skyrocketed, but Misses High-Risk Women. (Medscape)

    Letter, Comment:

    Increased Use of BRCA Mutation Test in Unaffected Women Over the Period 2004-2014 in the U.S.: Further Evidence of the "Angelina Jolie Effect"?

    Letter, Reply:

    Authors' Response: "Angelina Jolie Effect" on the Shifting Role of BRCA Testing in the U.S.

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    Press: New Study Highlights the Benefits of BRCA Testing for All People of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent. (Newswise, Montefiore Health System)

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    Multigene Panel Testing in Oncology Practice: How Should We Respond?

    Research news: High-risk patients with breast cancer may not receive genetic testing. (Cancer)

    Press: Shortage of Genetic Counselors in Face of Growing Need. (Medscape Conference News)

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    Research News:

    Angelina Jolie's mastectomy triggered sharp rise in gene testing.

    Research News: Angelina Jolie spoke out on BRCA testing: Did genetic testing increase? (FORCE)

    Blog post: "Angelina Jolie Effect”: What Should I Know About Hereditary Cancer and Testing? (NSGC Blog)

    Research News: Were women foolish to follow Angelina Jolie into BRCA cancer gene testing? (STAT)

    Research News: Jolie Effect: BRCA Tests Up but No Change in Mastectomy. (Medscape)

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

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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Assist physicians with ordering testing?

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    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)

    • Health Care Segregation, Physician Recommendation, and Racial Disparities in BRCA1/2 Testing Among Women With Breast Cancer.
    • McCarthy AM, Bristol M, Domchek SM, Groeneveld PW, Kim Y, Motanya UN, Shea JA, Armstrong K.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 1;34(22):2610-8. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.66.0019. Epub 2016 May 9.

    Research News: Racial disparities in BRCA testing: Why? (FORCE)

    • Adherence Patterns to National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for Referral of Women With Breast Cancer to Genetics Professionals.
    • Stuckey A, Febbraro T, Laprise J, Wilbur JS, Lopes V, Robison K.
    • Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug;39(4):363-7. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000073.
    • Health Care Disparities in Hereditary Ovarian Cancer: Are We Reaching the Underserved Population?
    • Randall TC, Armstrong K.
    • Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):39. doi: 10.1007/s11864-016-0417-1.
    • Review
    • Implementing rapid, robust, cost-effective, patient-centred, routine genetic testing in ovarian cancer patients.
    • George A, Riddell D, Seal S, Talukdar S, Mahamdallie S, Ruark E, Cloke V, Slade I, Kemp Z, Gore M, Strydom A, Banerjee S, Hanson H, Rahman N.
    • Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 13;6:29506. doi: 10.1038/srep29506.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Are We Just A Bunch of Health Care Money-Wasters Who Are Indirectly Responsible For People Getting Preventable Cancers?


    Streamlined genetic testing pathway is developed for women with ovarian cancer.

    Press: Simplified the Process. (GenomeWeb)

    Press: All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they? (Science Blog)

    • Changes of Socio-demographic data of clients seeking genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer due to the "Angelina Jolie Effect".
    • Staudigl C, Pfeiler G, Hrauda K, Renz R, Berger A, Lichtenschopf R, Singer CF, Tea MM.
    • BMC Cancer. 2016 Jul 8;16:436. doi: 10.1186/s12885-016-2472-1.
    • Disparities in Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment and Testing.
    • Underhill ML, Jones T, Habin K.
    • Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016 Jul 1;43(4):519-23. doi: 10.1188/16.ONF.519-523.
    • Willingness of Japanese patients with breast cancer to have genetic testing of BRCA without burden of expenses.
    • Nakagomi H, Sakamoto I, Hirotsu Y, Amemiya K, Mochizuki H, Inoue M, Nakagomi S, Kubota T, Omata M.
    • Breast Cancer. 2016 Jul;23(4):649-53. doi: 10.1007/s12282-015-0618-7. Epub 2015 May 30.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum

    Subject: Article request - Breast Cancer

    • Rates of testing for BRCA mutations in young women are on the rise.
    • Barton MK.
    • CA Cancer J Clin. 2016 Jul;66(4):269-70. doi: 10.3322/caac.21306. Epub 2016 May 5.
    • Participation of low-income women in genetic cancer risk assessment and BRCA 1/2 testing: the experience of a safety-net institution.
    • Komenaka IK, Nodora JN, Madlensky L, Winton LM, Heberer MA, Schwab RB, Weitzel JN, Martinez ME.
    • J Community Genet. 2016 Jul;7(3):177-83. doi: 10.1007/s12687-015-0257-x. Epub 2015 Dec 21.
    • [Latest international guidelines for screening, prevention and treatment of familial breast cancer - implications for the relevant practice in Hungary].
    • Romics L, Kocsis J, Ormándi K, Molnár BÁ.
    • Orv Hetil. 2016 Jul;157(28):1117-25. doi: 10.1556/650.2016.30473.
    • The Unbearably Slow Adoption of Genetic Cancer Tests
    • [No author given]
    • The Atlantic. 2016 Jul.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Are We Just A Bunch of Health Care Money-Wasters Who Are Indirectly Responsible For People Getting Preventable Cancers?

    • Underuse of BRCA testing in patients with breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Wright JD, Chen L, Tergas AI, Accordino M, Ananth CV, Neugut AI, Hershman DL.
    • Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun;214(6):761-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.02.011. Epub 2016 Feb 11.

    • BRCA1/2 testing in newly diagnosed breast and ovarian cancer patients without prior genetic counselling: the DNA-BONus study.
    • Høberg-Vetti H, Bjorvatn C, Fiane BE, Aas T, Woie K, Espelid H, Rusken T, Eikesdal HP, Listøl W, Haavind MT, Knappskog PM, Haukanes BI, Steen VM, Hoogerbrugge N.
    • Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Jun;24(6):881-8. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.196. Epub 2015 Sep 9.
    • 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.
    • Testing for Hereditary Predisposition in Patients with Gynecologic Cancers, Quo Vadis?
    • Mitchell G, Schrader KA.
    • Surg Pathol Clin. 2016 Jun;9(2):301-6. doi: 10.1016/j.path.2016.01.009. Epub 2016 Apr 11.
    • Review
    • Oncogenetics service and the Brazilian public health system: the experience of a reference Cancer Hospital.
    • Palmero EI, Galvão HC, Fernandes GC, Paula AE, Oliveira JC, Souza CP, Andrade CE, Romagnolo LG, Volc S, C Neto M, Sabato C, Grasel R, Mauad E, Reis RM, Michelli RA.
    • Genet Mol Biol. 2016 May 13;39(2):168-177. doi: 10.1590/1678-4685-GMB-2014-0364.
    • Fast Screen Identifies Women at Risk for Hereditary Cancers.
    • Ingrid Hein.
    • Medscape Medical News. Conference News. Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2016 Annual Congress. 2016 May 3.
    • Discussion: Should We Test Minors For Hereditary Cancer Syndromes?
    • [No author given]
    • My Gene Counsel. 2016 May 2.
    • BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing Among Young Breast Cancer Survivors.
    • Kehl KL, Giordano SH.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2016 May 1;2(5):688-9. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.0976.
    • Letter
    • Migrant breast cancer patients and their participation in genetic counseling: results from a registry-based study.
    • Baars JE, van Dulmen AM, Velthuizen ME, Theunissen EB, Vrouenraets BC, Kimmings AN, van Dalen T, van Ooijen B, Witkamp AJ, van der Aa MA, Ausems MG.
    • Fam Cancer. 2016 Apr;15(2):163-71. doi: 10.1007/s10689-016-9871-y.
    • Public Health Approaches and Barriers to Educating Providers about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
    • Trepanier AM, Supplee L, Blakely L, McLosky J, Duquette D.
    • Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Mar 11;4(1). pii: E19. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4010019.
    • Influence of Personal Exposure to the Cancer of a Loved One on the Breast Cancer Prevention Decisions of High Risk Women.
    • Padamsee TJ, Muraveva A, Wills C, Yee L, Paskett E.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Mar;25(3):561. 40th Annual (2016) ASPO meeting. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0090.
    • Conference abstract
    • Rates of BRCA1/2 mutation testing among young survivors of breast cancer.
    • Kehl KL, Shen C, Litton JK, Arun B, Giordano SH.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Jan;155(1):165-73. doi: 10.1007/s10549-015-3658-y. Epub 2015 Dec 26.


    Erratum to: Rates of BRCA1/2 mutation testing among young survivors of breast cancer.

    • Acceptance of, inclination for, and barriers in genetic testing for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers among female residents of Warsaw.
    • Olejniczak D, Dera P, Religioni U, Duda-Zalewska A, Deptała A.
    • Contemp Oncol (Pozn). 2016;20(1):80-5. doi: 10.5114/wo.2016.58504. Epub 2016 Mar 16.
    • 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.
    • Utilization of Next Generation Multi-gene Panels Versus Single Gene Testing.
    • Zenas Chang, Jenny Backman, Sara Carroll, M. Heather Einstein.
    • Gynecologic Oncology. 2015 Dec;139(3):584. 2015 NEAGO ABSTRACTS. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2015.09.023.
    • Conference abstract
    • Referrals to Genetic Counseling in Patients with Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer, an Institutional Review.
    • Jenny Backman, Zenas Chang, Sara Carroll, M. Heather Einstein.
    • Gynecologic Oncology. 2015 Dec;139(3):586. 2015 NEAGO ABSTRACTS. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2015.09.029.
    • Conference abstract
    • 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.
    • Addressing health disparities in Hispanic breast cancer: accurate and inexpensive sequencing of BRCA1 and BRCA2.
    • Dean M, Boland J, Yeager M, Im KM, Garland L, Rodriguez-Herrera M, Perez M, Mitchell J, Roberson D, Jones K, Lee HJ, Eggebeen R, Sawitzke J, Bass S, Zhang X, Robles V, Hollis C, Barajas C, Rath E, Arentz C, Figueroa JA, Nguyen DD, Nahleh Z.
    • Gigascience. 2015 Nov 4;4:50. doi: 10.1186/s13742-015-0088-z. eCollection 2015.
    • Prediction of Cancer Prevention: From Mammogram Screening to Identification of BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers in Underserved Populations.
    • Robinson LS, Hendrix A, Xie XJ, Yan J, Pirzadeh-Miller S, Pritzlaff M, Read P, Pass S, Euhus D, Ross TS.
    • EBioMedicine. 2015 Oct 21;2(11):1827-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.10.022. eCollection 2015.


    Differences in Uptake of Risk Reduction Strategies Among Underserved Populations.

    • 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
    • Why do women not return family history forms when referred to breast cancer genetics services? A mixed-method study.
    • Hanning KA, Steel M, Goudie D, McLeish L, Dunlop J, Myring J, Sullivan F, Berg J, Humphris G, Ozakinci G.
    • Health Expect. 2015 Oct;18(5):1735-43. doi: 10.1111/hex.12166. Epub 2014 Jan 5.
    • Personalized Medicine Through SNP Testing for Breast Cancer Risk: Clinical Implementation.
    • Howe R, Miron-Shatz T, Hanoch Y, Omer ZB, O'Donoghue C, Ozanne EM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2015 Oct;24(5):744-51. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9803-7. Epub 2014 Dec 18.
    • Attitudes Toward Breast Cancer Genetic Testing in Five Special Population Groups.
    • Ramirez AG, Chalela P, Gallion KJ, Muñoz E, Holden AE, Burhansstipanov L, Smith SA, Wong-Kim E, Wyatt SW, Suarez L.
    • J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2015 Fall;8(4):124-135.
    • 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
    • Strategies for recruitment of relatives of BRCA mutation carriers to a genetic testing program in the Bahamas.
    • Trottier M, Lunn J, Butler R, Curling D, Turnquest T, Royer R, Akbari MR, Donenberg T, Hurley J, Narod SA.
    • Clin Genet. 2015 Aug;88(2):182-6. doi: 10.1111/cge.12468. Epub 2014 Sep 6.
    • Participation of Korean families at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA1/2 genetic testing.
    • Sun Y, Kang E, Baek H, Jung J, Hwang E, Koo , Kim , Kim SW.
    • Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun;45(6):527-32. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyv044. Epub 2015 Apr 2.
    • Concerns about cancer risk and experiences with genetic testing in a diverse population of patients with breast cancer.
    • Jagsi R, Griffith KA, Kurian AW, Morrow M, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ, Hawley ST.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 10;33(14):1584-91. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.58.5885. Epub 2015 Apr 6.

    Comment / Letter:

    Discussing the Implications of Genetic Testing With Patients.

    Comment / Letter:

    Reply to S.M. Sorscher and A.B. Hafeez Bhatti.

    Comment / Letter:

    Discussing Genetic Testing With Patients With Breast Cancer in Developing Countries: Should We Be Judicious?

    Press: Women With Breast Cancer Concerned About Genetic Risk. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Factors associated with genetic counseling and BRCA testing in a population-based sample of young Black women with breast cancer.
    • Cragun D, Bonner D, Kim J, Akbari MR, Narod SA, Gomez-Fuego A, Garcia JD, Vadaparampil ST, Pal T.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 May;151(1):169-76. doi: 10.1007/s10549-015-3374-7. Epub 2015 Apr 14.
    • BRCA Genetic Counseling Among At-Risk Latinas in New York City: New Beliefs Shape New Generation.
    • Sussner KM, Edwards T, Villagra C, Rodriguez MC, Thompson HS, Jandorf L, Valdimarsdottir HB.
    • J Genet Couns. 2015 Feb;24(1):134-48. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9746-z. Epub 2014 Aug 15.
    • Characteristics associated with genetic counseling referral and BRCA1/2 testing among women in a large integrated health system.
    • Bellcross CA, Peipins LA, McCarty FA, Rodriguez JL, Hawkins NA, Hensley Alford S, Leadbetter S.
    • Genet Med. 2015 Jan;17(1):43-50. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.68. Epub 2014 Jun 19.
    • From observation to intervention: development of a psychoeducational intervention to increase uptake of BRCA genetic counseling among high-risk breast cancer survivors.
    • Vadaparampil ST, Malo TL, Nam KM, Nelson A, de la Cruz CZ, Quinn GP.
    • J Cancer Educ. 2014 Dec;29(4):709-19. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0643-9.
    • From Autism to Breast Cancer to Prenatal Genetic Testing, Genetic Counselors Can Help
    • Jennifer Malone Hoskovec
    • NSGC blog, 2014 Sep 20
    • Study Finds Counseling, Insurance Coverage, and Personal Preference Impact Decision to Pursue BRCA Testing
    • Christina Izzo
    • Oncology Nursing News, 2014 Sep 19
    • Does perceived risk predict breast cancer screening use? Findings from a prospective cohort study of female relatives from the Ontario site of the breast cancer family registry.
    • Walker MJ, Mirea L, Glendon G, Ritvo P, Andrulis IL, Knight JA, Chiarelli AM.
    • Breast. 2014 Aug;23(4):482-8. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.04.001. Epub 2014 May 10.
    • Improving referral for genetic risk assessment in ovarian cancer using an electronic medical record system.
    • Petzel SV, Vogel RI, McNiel J, Leininger A, Argenta PA, Geller MA.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2014 Jul;24(6):1003-9. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000148.
    • Familial breast cancer genetic testing in the West of Ireland.
    • McVeigh TP, Irwin R, Cody N, Miller N, McDevitt T, Sweeney KJ, Green A, Kerin MJ.
    • Ir J Med Sci. 2014 Jun;183(2):199-206. doi: 10.1007/s11845-013-0990-2. Epub 2013 Jul 26.
    • African American Women's Limited Knowledge and Experiences with Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast Cancer.
    • Sheppard VB, Graves KD, Christopher J, Hurtado-de-Mendoza A, Talley C, Williams KP.
    • J Genet Couns. 2014 Jun;23(3):311-22. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9663-6. Epub 2013 Nov 5.
    • Determinants of genetic counseling uptake and its impact on breast cancer outcome: a population-based study.
    • Ayme A, Viassolo V, Rapiti E, Fioretta G, Schubert H, Bouchardy C, Chappuis PO, Benhamou S.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Apr;144(2):379-89. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2864-3. Epub 2014 Feb 12.
    • Psychosocial approaches to participation in BRCA1/2 genetic risk assessment among African American women: a systematic review.
    • Sherman KA, Miller SM, Shaw LK, Cavanagh K, Sheinfeld Gorin S.
    • J Community Genet. 2014 Apr;5(2):89-98. doi: 10.1007/s12687-013-0164-y. Epub 2013 Aug 10.
    • Patient-reported hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in a primary care practice.
    • Quillin JM, Krist AH, Gyure M, Corona R, Rodriguez V, Borzelleca J, Bodurtha JN.
    • J Community Genet. 2014 Apr;5(2):179-83. doi: 10.1007/s12687-013-0161-1. Epub 2013 Jul 20.

    Press: Few women at high-risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer receive genetic counseling (EurekAlert!)

    • Inadequate Family History Assessment by Oncologists is an Important Physician Barrier to Referral for Hereditary Breast Cancer Evaluation.
    • Ow SG, Yong YF, Chieng WS, Phyu PS, Lee SC.
    • Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2014 Mar;26(3):174-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2013.11.029. Epub 2014 Jan 4.
    • Letter
    • Genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among Puerto Rican women living in the United States.
    • Scherr CL, Vasquez E, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2014;9(4):245-53.
    • Increase in breast cancer gene screening: the Angelina Jolie effect.
    • Deborah Kotz.
    • Boston Globe. 2013 Dec 3.
    • Validity of self-reported genetic counseling and genetic testing use among breast cancer survivors.
    • Hamann HA, Tiro JA, Sanders JM, Melhado TV, Funk RK, Carpentier MY, Bartholomew LK, Argenbright KE, Vernon SW.
    • J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Dec;7(4):624-9. doi: 10.1007/s11764-013-0301-y. Epub 2013 Aug 23.
    • Breast and Ovarian Cancer Family History and Genetic Counseling among Michigan Women.
    • Fussman C, Mange S.
    • Michigan BRFSS Surveillance Brief. Vol. 7, No. 5. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Community Health, Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division, Surveillance and Program Evaluation Section, Chronic Disease Epidemiology Unit. 2013 Nov.
    • Are physician recommendations for BRCA1/2 testing in patients with breast cancer appropriate? A population-based study.
    • McCarthy AM, Bristol M, Fredricks T, Wilkins L, Roelfsema I, Liao K, Shea JA, Groeneveld P, Domchek SM, Armstrong K.
    • Cancer. 2013 Oct 15;119(20):3596-3603. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28268. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
    • Family Communication of BRCA1/2 Results and Family Uptake of BRCA1/2 Testing in a Diverse Population of BRCA1/2 Carriers.
    • Fehniger J, Lin F, Beattie MS, Joseph G, Kaplan C.
    • J Genet Couns. 2013 Oct;22(5):603-12. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9592-4. Epub 2013 May 12.
    • Genetic risk assessment for women with epithelial ovarian cancer: referral patterns and outcomes in a university gynecologic oncology clinic.
    • Petzel SV, Vogel RI, Bensend T, Leininger A, Argenta PA, Geller MA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2013 Oct;22(5):662-73. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9598-y. Epub 2013 May 16.
    • Breast cancer gene tests may treble on Welsh NHS.
    • Gemma Ryall.
    • BBC News. 2013 Aug 2.
    • Lack of referral for genetic counseling and testing in BRCA1/2 and Lynch syndromes: a nationwide study based on 240,134 consultations and 134,652 genetic tests.
    • Pujol P, Lyonnet DS, Frebourg T, Blin J, Picot MC, Lasset C, Dugast C, Berthet P, de Paillerets BB, Sobol H, Grandjouan S, Soubrier F, Buecher B, Guimbaud R, Lidereau R, Jonveaux P, Houdayer C, Giraud S, Olschwang S, Nogue E, Galibert V, Bara C, Nowak F, Khayat D, Nogues C.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Aug;141(1):135-44. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2669-9. Epub 2013 Aug 24.
    • Keeping it simple: Genetics referrals for all invasive serous ovarian cancers.
    • Demsky R, McCuaig J, Maganti M, Murphy KJ, Rosen B, Armel SR.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Aug;130(2):329-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2013.05.003. Epub 2013 May 22.
    • Timing of referral for genetic counseling and genetic testing in patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma.
    • Novetsky AP, Smith K, Babb SA, Jeffe DB, Hagemann AR, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Mutch DG, Massad LS, Zighelboim I.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2013 Jul;23(6):1016-21. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e3182994365.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Timing of referral for ovarian patients

    • Barriers and facilitators to BRCA genetic counseling among at-risk Latinas in New York City.
    • Sussner KM, Jandorf L, Thompson HS, Valdimarsdottir HB.
    • Psychooncology. 2013 Jul;22(7):1594-604. doi: 10.1002/pon.3187. Epub 2012 Sep 16.
    • Implementation of a breast cancer genetic service in South Africa - lessons learned.
    • Schoeman M, Apffelstaedt JP, Baatjes K, Urban M.
    • S Afr Med J. 2013 Jun 25;103(8):529-33. doi: 10.7196/samj.6814.
    • Myriad BRCA Patents Nixed: What Happens Next?
    • Roxanne Nelson.
    • Medscape Medical News. Oncology. 2013 Jun 21.
    • Genomic Medicine Just Hit the Accelerator.
    • Eric J. Topol.
    • Medscape Internal Medicine. 2013 Jun 17.
    • Star Power.
    • Robert Resta.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2013 Jun 16.
    • Significant Under-Use of Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancers Puts Health of Entire Families at Risk.
    • [No author given].
    • ScienceDaily. 2013 Jun 7.
    • Acceptance of genetic counseling and testing in a hospital-based series of patients with gynecological cancer.
    • Dekker N, van Dorst EB, van der Luijt RB, van Gijn ME, van Tuil M, Offerhaus JA, Ausems MG.
    • J Genet Couns. 2013 Jun;22(3):345-57. doi: 10.1007/s10897-012-9553-3. Epub 2012 Nov 30.
    • Individual and family characteristics associated with BRCA1/2 genetic testing in high-risk families.
    • Katapodi MC, Northouse LL, Milliron KJ, Liu G, Merajver SD.
    • Psychooncology. 2013 Jun;22(6):1336-43. doi: 10.1002/pon.3139. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
    • The Angelina effect.
    • Kluger J, Park A.
    • Time. 2013 May 27;181(20):28-33.
    • Source
    • BRCA Choices Not Affordable for Many US Women.
    • Roxanne Nelson.
    • Medscape Medical News. Oncology. 2013 May 23.
    • Scotland expands breast cancer predictive genetic testing.
    • Philippa Brice.
    • PHG Foundation. 2013 May 22.
    • Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy: BRCA Testing in the Spotlight.
    • Kate Johnson.
    • Medscape Medical News. Oncology. 2013 May 16.
    • Prevalence and Healthcare Actions of Women in a Large Health System with a Family History Meeting the 2005 USPSTF Recommendation for BRCA Genetic Counseling Referral.
    • Bellcross CA, Leadbetter S, Alford SH, Peipins LA.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Apr;22(4):728-35. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-1280. Epub 2013 Jan 31.
    • Medical mistrust influences black women's level of engagement in BRCA 1/2 genetic counseling and testing.
    • Sheppard VB, Mays D, LaVeist T, Tercyak KP.
    • J Natl Med Assoc. 2013 Spring;105(1):17-22.
    • Early Onset Breast Cancer in a Registry-based Sample of African-American Women: BRCA Mutation Prevalence, and Other Personal and System-level Clinical Characteristics.
    • Pal T, Bonner D, Kim J, Monteiro AN, Kessler L, Royer R, Narod SA, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Breast J. 2013 Mar;19(2):189-92. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12083. Epub 2013 Jan 16.

    Press: Young, Black, Female Breast Cancer Patients Need Genetic Risk Strategies. (Medical News Today)

    • Does the diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer trigger referral to genetic counseling?
    • Powell CB, Littell R, Hoodfar E, Sinclair F, Pressman A.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2013 Mar;23(3):431-6. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e318280f2b4.
    • Interest and attitudes of patients, cancer physicians, medical students and cancer researchers towards a spectrum of genetic tests relevant to breast cancer patients.
    • Ngoi N, Lee SC, Hartman M, Khin LW, Wong A.
    • Breast. 2013 Feb;22(1):47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2012.04.003. Epub 2012 May 4.
    • BRCA1/2 testing and cancer risk management in underserved women at a public hospital.
    • Hamann HA, Robinson LD, Moldrem AW, Golden EP, Mook JA, Pechero Bishop W, Sugg Skinner C, Euhus DM.
    • Commun Oncol 2012 Dec;9(12):369-376.
    • Receipt of Genetic Counseling Recommendations Among Black Women at High Risk for BRCA Mutations.
    • Thompson HS, Sussner K, Schwartz MD, Edwards T, Forman A, Jandorf L, Brown K, Bovbjerg DH, Valdimarsdottir HB.
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