Uptake of Genetic Testing
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Papers dealing with demographics of testing, timing of testing, numbers of patients tested (or not tested) in given programs, overall population trends in testing, barriers to and facilitators of uptake/testing, etc.

List was last updated on Jul 17, 2021 @ 2:06 pm.

    • Overview of Prostate Cancer Genetic Testing.
    • Chandrasekar T, Kelly WK, Gomella LG.
    • Urol Clin North Am. 2021 Aug;48(3):279-282. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2021.04.002. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
    • Review
    • Uptake and acceptability of a mainstreaming model of hereditary cancer multigene panel testing among patients with ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.
    • Hamilton JG, Symecko H, Spielman K, Breen K, Mueller R, Catchings A, Trottier M, Salo-Mullen EE, Shah I, Arutyunova A, Batson M, Gebert R, Pundock S, Schofield E, Offit K, Stadler ZK, Cadoo K, Carlo MI, Narayan V, Reiss KA, Robson ME, Domchek SM.
    • Genet Med. 2021 Jul 13. doi: 10.1038/s41436-021-01262-2. Epub ahead of print.
    • Success Factors and Barriers in Combining Personalized Medicine and Patient Centered Care in Breast Cancer. Results from a Systematic Review and Proposal of Conceptual Framework.
    • Giulio de Belvis A, Pellegrino R, Castagna C, Morsella A, Pastorino R, Boccia S.
    • J Pers Med. 2021 Jul 13;11(7):654. doi: 10.3390/jpm11070654.
    • Patient ethnicity and cascade genetic testing: a descriptive study of a publicly funded hereditary cancer program.
    • Braley EF, Bedard AC, Nuk J, Hong Q, Bedard JEJ, Sun S, Schrader KA.
    • Fam Cancer. 2021 Jul 7. doi: 10.1007/s10689-021-00270-0. Epub ahead of print.
    • Influence of payer coverage and out-of-pocket costs on ordering of NGS panel tests for hereditary cancer in diverse settings.
    • Lin GA, Trosman JR, Douglas MP, Weldon CB, Scheuner MT, Kurian A, Phillips KA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2021 Jul 7. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1459. Epub ahead of print.
    • Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging Primary Care Providers in BRCA Testing: Results from the BFOR Study.
    • Pace LE, Tung N, Lee YS, Hamilton JG, Gabriel C, Revette A, Raja S, Jenkins C, Braswell A, Morgan K, Levin J, Block J, Domchek SM, Nathanson K, Symecko H, Spielman K, Karlan B, Kamara D, Lester J, Offit K, Garber JE, Keating NL.
    • J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jun 25. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06970-8. Epub ahead of print.
    • Expanding the search for germline pathogenic variants for breast cancer. How far should we go and how high should we jump? The missed opportunity!
    • Abdel-Razeq H.
    • Oncol Rev. 2021 Jun 24;15(1):544. doi: 10.4081/oncol.2021.544.
    • The evolving role of germline genetic testing and management in prostate cancer: Report from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre International Retreat.
    • Clark R, Kenk M, McAlpine K, Thain E, Farncombe KM, Pritchard CC, Nussbaum R, Wyatt AW, de Bono J, Vesprini D, Bombard Y, Lorentz J, Narod S, Kim R, Fleshner N.
    • Can Urol Assoc J. 2021 Jun 22. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.7383. Epub ahead of print.
    • Framing Effects on Decision-Making for Diagnostic Genetic Testing: Results from a Randomized Trial.
    • Dwyer AA, Shen H, Zeng Z, Gregas M, Zhao M.
    • Genes (Basel). 2021 Jun 20;12(6):941. doi: 10.3390/genes12060941.
    • A Retrospective 5-Year Single Center Study Highlighting the Risk of Cancer Predisposition in Adolescents and Young Adults.
    • Jordan F, Huber S, Sommer S, Schenkirsch G, Frühwald MC, Trepel M, Claus R, Kuhlen M.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jun 17;13(12):3033. doi: 10.3390/cancers13123033.
    • Is Universal Next-Generation Sequencing Testing of Patients With Advanced Cancer Ready for Prime Time?
    • Dunn C, Gately L, Gibbs P.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.1904. Epub ahead of print.
    • Letter, Comment

    Letter, Reply:

    Is Universal Next-Generation Sequencing Testing of Patients With Advanced Cancer Ready for Prime Time?-Reply.

    Original research:

    Assessment of Clinical Benefit of Integrative Genomic Profiling in Advanced Solid Tumors.

    • Disparity in Access to Oncology Precision Care: A Geospatial Analysis of Driving Distances to Genetic Counselors in the U.S.
    • Bellaiche MMJ, Fan W, Walbert HJ, McClave EH, Goodnight BL, Sieling FH, Moore RA, Meng W, Black CM.
    • Front Oncol. 2021 Jun 16;10:689927. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.689927.
    • Therapeutic Implications of Germline Testing in Patients With Advanced Cancers.
    • Stadler ZK, Maio A, Chakravarty D, Kemel Y, Sheehan M, Salo-Mullen E, Tkachuk K, Fong CJ, Nguyen B, Erakky A, Cadoo K, Liu Y, Carlo MI, Latham A, Zhang H, Kundra R, Smith S, Galle J, Aghajanian C, Abu-Rustum N, Varghese A, O'Reilly EM, Morris M, Abida W, Walsh M, Drilon A, Jayakumaran G, Zehir A, Ladanyi M, Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Solit DB, Schultz N, Berger MF, Mandelker D, Diaz LA Jr, Offit K, Robson ME.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2021 Jun 16:JCO2003661. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.03661. Epub ahead of print.
    • Mutations in BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer in the South African Indian population: A descriptive study.
    • Combrink HM, Oosthuizen J, Visser B, Chabilal N, Buccimazza I, Foulkes WD, van der Merwe NC.
    • Cancer Genet. 2021 Jun 15;258-259:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2021.06.002. Epub ahead of print.
    • Germline Genetic Testing for All Patients With Cancer?
    • Nelson R.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2021 Jun 15.
    • Impact of changing guidelines on genetic testing and surveillance recommendations in a contemporary cohort of breast cancer survivors with family history of pancreatic cancer.
    • Wang A, Everett JN, Chun J, Cen C, Simeone DM, Schnabel F.
    • Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 14;11(1):12491. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-91971-0.
    • Community research collaboration to develop a promotores-based hereditary breast cancer education program for Spanish-speaking Latinas.
    • Almeida R, Lopez-Macha A, Dugatkin T, Joseph G, Duron Y, Hurtado de Mendoza A, D Graves K, Fejerman L.
    • Health Educ Res. 2021 Jun 11:cyab011. doi: 10.1093/her/cyab011. Epub ahead of print.
    • The role of psychosocial factors in Black women's self-efficacy in receiving genetic counseling and testing.
    • Ding H, Sutton AL, Hurtado-de-Mendoza A, Sheppard VB.
    • J Genet Couns. 2021 Jun 4. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1439. Epub ahead of print.
    • Personalized Risk Assessment for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer: Integration and Implementation (PERSPECTIVE I&I).
    • Brooks JD, Nabi HH, Andrulis IL, Antoniou AC, Chiquette J, Després P, Devilee P, Dorval M, Droit A, Easton DF, Eisen A, Eloy L, Fienberg S, Goldgar D, Hahnen E, Joly Y, Knoppers BM, Lofters A, Masson JY, Mittmann N, Paquette JS, Pashayan N, Schmutzler R, Stockley T, Tavtigian SV, Walker MJ, Wolfson M, Chiarelli AM, Simard J.
    • J Pers Med. 2021 Jun 4;11(6):511. doi: 10.3390/jpm11060511.
    • Out-of-pocket and private pay in clinical genetic testing: a scoping review.
    • Grant P, Langlois S, Lynd LD; GenCOUNSEL Study, Austin JC, Elliott AM.
    • Clin Genet. 2021 Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/cge.14006. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review
    • Cancer genetic testing in marginalized groups during an era of evolving healthcare reform.
    • Modell SM, Allen CG, Ponte A, Marcus G.
    • J Cancer Policy. 2021 Jun;28:100275. doi: 10.1016/j.jcpo.2021.100275. Epub 2021 Feb 16.
    • A Collaborative Model to Implement Flexible, Accessible and Efficient Oncogenetic Services for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: The C-MOnGene Study.
    • Lapointe J, Dorval M, Chiquette J, Joly Y, Guertin JR, Laberge M, Gekas J, Hébert J, Pomey MP, Cruz-Marino T, Touhami O, Saint-Pierre AB, Gagnon S, Bouchard K, Rhéaume J, Boisvert K, Brousseau C, Castonguay L, Fortier S, Gosselin I, Lachapelle P, Lavoie S, Poirier B, Renaud MC, Ruizmangas MG, Sebastianelli A, Roy S, Côté M, Racine MM, Roy MC, Côté N, Brisson C, Charette N, Faucher V, Leblanc J, Dubeau ME, Plante M, Desbiens C, Beaumont M, Simard J, Nabi H.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 May 31;13(11):2729. doi: 10.3390/cancers13112729.
    • Comparison of the Prevalence of Pathogenic Variants in Cancer Susceptibility Genes in Black Women and Non-Hispanic White Women With Breast Cancer in the United States.
    • Domchek SM, Yao S, Chen F, Hu C, Hart SN, Goldgar DE, Nathanson KL, Ambrosone CB, Haiman CA, Couch FJ, Polley EC, Palmer JR; CARRIERS Consortium.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.1492. Epub ahead of print.
    • Disparity in Access to Oncology Precision Care: A Geospatial Analysis of Driving Distances to Genetic Counselors in the U.S.
    • Bellaiche MM, Fan W, Walbert HJ, McClave EH, Goodnight BL, Sieling FH, Moore RA, Meng W, Black CM.
    • Front Oncol. 2021 May 26;10:689927. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.689927.
    • Risk-Adjusted Prevention. Perspectives on the Governance of Entitlements to Benefits in the Case of Genetic (Breast Cancer) Risks.
    • Meier F, Harney A, Rhiem K, Neusser S, Neumann A, Braun M, Wasem J, Huster S, Dabrock P, Schmutzler RK.
    • Recent Results Cancer Res. 2021 [First Online: 22 May 2021];218:47-66. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63749-1_5.
    • eBook chapter
    • Perthera, Side-Out Foundation Partner to Advance Precision Oncology in Breast Cancer.
    • [No author given]
    • Precision Oncology News. Cancer Specialties. Breast Cancer. 2021 May 21.
    • Oncologists, Patients Still Face Unpredictable Payor Coverage for Broad Tissue NGS Panels.
    • Hopkins C.
    • Precision Oncology News. Business & Policy. 2021 May 17.
    • News
    • Oncologists' perspectives of telephone genetic counseling to facilitate germline BRCA1/2 testing for their patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.
    • Hemming P, Kaur R, Meiser B, McKinley J, Young MA, James PA, Forrest LE.
    • J Community Genet. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s12687-021-00530-7. Epub ahead of print.
    • Novel Approach Using Administrative Claims to Evaluate Trends in Oncology Multigene Panel Testing for Patients Enrolled in Medicare Advantage Health Plans.
    • Caplan EO, Wong WB, Ferries E, Hulinsky R, Brown VT, Bordenave K, Suehs BT.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2021;5:792. doi: 10.1200/PO.20.00422. Epub 2021 May 5.
    • Understanding patients' views and willingness toward the use of telehealth in a cancer genetics service in Asia.
    • Sim J, Shaw T, Li STCourtney E, Yuen J, Chiang J, Nazir M, Tan R, Ngeow J.
    • J Genet Couns. 2021 May 1. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1432. Epub ahead of print.
    • Hérédité et cancer [Heredity and cancer].
    • Docampo E, Martin M, Gangolf M, Harvengt J, Bulk S, Segers K, Leroi N, Lete C, Palmariciotti V, Freire Chadrina V, Lambert F, Bours V.
    • Rev Med Liege. 2021 May;76(5-6):327-336. French.
    • Baseline knowledge and receptiveness to genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes in Chinese high-risk females.
    • Chu AT, Tse DM, Suen DTK, Kwong A.
    • J Community Genet. 2021 Apr 30. doi: 10.1007/s12687-021-00518-3. Epub ahead of print.
    • Use of a Standardized Tool to Identify Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • Nurs Womens Health. 2021 Apr 29:S1751-4851(21)00080-5. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2021.03.008. Epub ahead of print.
    • Real-world genetic testing patterns in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
    • Shore N, Ionescu-Ittu R, Yang L, Laliberté F, Mahendran M, Lejeune D, Yu L, Burgents J, Duh MS, Ghate SR.
    • Future Oncol. 2021 Apr 28. doi: 10.2217/fon-2021-0153. Epub ahead of print.
    • High-risk women are facing barriers to preventive breast cancer care.
    • Branigin A.
    • Washington Post. The Lily. 2021 Apr 27.

    Original research:

    Financial constraints on genetic counseling and further risk-management decisions among U.S. women at elevated breast cancer risk.

    • Effect of a health literacy training program for surgical oncologists and specialized nurses on disparities in referral to breast cancer genetic testing.
    • van der Giessen JAM, van Dulmen S, Velthuizen ME, van den Muijsenbergh METC, van Engelen K, Collée M, van Dalen T, Aalfs CM, Hooning MJ, Spreeuwenberg PMM, Fransen MP, Ausems MGEM.
    • Breast. 2021 Apr 22:S0960-9776(21)00367-2. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2021.04.008. Epub ahead of print.
    • Factors Influencing Discussion of Cancer Genetic Testing with Health-Care Providers in a Population-Based Survey.
    • Makhnoon S, Yu R, Cunningham SA, Peterson SK, Shete S.
    • Public Health Genomics. 2021 Apr 22:1-11. doi: 10.1159/000515465. Epub ahead of print.
    • Value of a genetics clinic evaluation in identifying women at risk for hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome.
    • Hinshaw JC, Zhao LP, Brimm JE, Payne TH, Hisama FM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2021 Apr 21. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1425. Epub ahead of print.
    • Universal access to genetic counseling for women with epithelial ovarian cancer in Nova Scotia: Evaluating a new collaborative care model.
    • Warias A, Ferguson M, Chamberlain E, Currie L, Snow N, Matheson K, Penney LS, Kieser K.
    • J Genet Couns. 2021 Apr 19. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1416. Epub ahead of print.
    • The Screen Project: Guided Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Susceptibility in Canada.
    • Narod SA, Gojska N, Sun P, Tryon A, Kotsopoulos J, Metcalfe K, Akbari MR.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Apr 15;13(8):E1894. doi: 10.3390/cancers13081894.
    • The Prevent Ovarian Cancer Program (POCP): Identification of women at risk for ovarian cancer using complementary recruitment approaches.
    • Tone AA, McCuaig JM, Ricker N, Boghosian T, Romagnuolo T, Stickle N, Virtanen C, Zhang T, Kim RH, Ferguson SE, May T, Laframboise S, Armel S, Demsky R, Volenik A, Stuart-McEwan T, Shaw P, Oza A, Kamel-Reid S, Stockley T, Bernardini MQ.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Apr 13:S0090-8258(21)00321-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.04.011. Epub ahead of print.
    • Management and outcomes of men diagnosed with primary breast cancer.
    • Johnson AE, Coopey SB, Spring LM, Horick NK, Leone JP, Lin NU, Dominici LS, Hughes KS, Jimenez RB.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1007/s10549-021-06174-y. Epub ahead of print.
    • A Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Consent for Genetic Testing Using an Oncologist- or Genetic Counselor-Mediated Model of Care.
    • McCuaig JM, Thain E, Malcolmson J, Keshavarzi S, Armel SR, Kim RH.
    • Curr Oncol. 2021 Apr 8;28(2):1459-1471. doi: 10.3390/curroncol28020138.
    • Development of a culturally sensitive narrative intervention to promote genetic counseling among African American women at risk for hereditary breast cancer.
    • Henderson V, Chukwudozie IB, Comer-Hagans D, Coffey V, Grumbach G, Spencer S, Rodgers C, Kaur R, Newsome J, Balay L, Maga T, Kendall L, Balthazar C, Watson K, Winn R, Odoms-Young A, Hoskins KF.
    • Cancer. 2021 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33525. Epub ahead of print.
    • Assessment of Clinical Benefit of Integrative Genomic Profiling in Advanced Solid Tumors.
    • Cobain EF, Wu YM, Vats P, Chugh R, Worden F, Smith DC, Schuetze SM, Zalupski MM, Sahai V, Alva A, Schott AF, Caram MEV, Hayes DF, Stoffel EM, Jacobs MF, Kumar-Sinha C, Cao X, Wang R, Lucas D, Ning Y, Rabban E, Bell J, Camelo-Piragua S, Udager AM, Cieslik M, Lonigro RJ, Kunju LP, Robinson DR, Talpaz M, Chinnaiyan AM.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2021 Apr 1;7(4):525-533. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.7987.


    Precision Medicine in Oncology-Toward the Integrated Targeting of Somatic and Germline Genomic Aberrations.

    Letter, Comment:

    Is Universal Next-Generation Sequencing Testing of Patients With Advanced Cancer Ready for Prime Time?

    Letter, Reply:

    Is Universal Next-Generation Sequencing Testing of Patients With Advanced Cancer Ready for Prime Time?-Reply.

    • O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, My Gene Counsel Partner for Digital Genetic Testing Support.
    • [No author given]
    • Precision Oncology News. Technology. 2021 Mar 26.
    • Germline evaluation of patients undergoing tumor genomic profiling: An academic cancer center's experience with implementing a germline review protocol.
    • Stachowiak S, Jacquart A, Zimmermann MT, George B, Dong H, Geurts JL.
    • J Genet Couns. 2021 Mar 22. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1392. Epub ahead of print.
    • Cisplatin +/- rucaparib after preoperative chemotherapy in patients with triple-negative or BRCA mutated breast cancer.
    • Kalra M, Tong Y, Jones DR, Walsh T, Danso MA, Ma CX, Silverman P, King MC, Badve SS, Perkins SM, Miller KD.
    • NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Mar 22;7(1):29. doi: 10.1038/s41523-021-00240-w.
    • Financial constraints on genetic counseling and further risk-management decisions among U.S. women at elevated breast cancer risk.
    • Meadows RJ, Padamsee TJ.
    • J Genet Couns. 2021 Mar 21. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1413. Epub ahead of print.

    Press: High-risk women are facing barriers to preventive breast cancer care. (Washington Post / The Lily)

    • Clinical implementation of an oncology-specific family health history risk assessment tool.
    • Fung SM, Wu RR, Myers RA, Goh J, Ginsburg GS, Matchar D, Orlando LA, Ngeow J.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2021 Mar 20;19(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s13053-021-00177-y.
    • Correspondence on "Assessing relatives' readiness for hereditary cancer cascade genetic testing" by Bednar et al.
    • Carlson J.
    • Genet Med. 2021 Mar 19. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-01094-6. Epub ahead of print.
    • Letter

    Original research:

    Assessing relatives' readiness for hereditary cancer cascade genetic testing.

    • Clinical and community genetics services in the Dutch Caribbean.
    • Verberne EA, Ecury-Goossen GM, Manshande ME, Ponson-Wever M, de Vroomen M, Tilanus M, Mannens MMAM, Henneman L, van Haelst MM.
    • J Community Genet. 2021 Mar 10:1-5. doi: 10.1007/s12687-021-00515-6. Epub ahead of print.


    Clinical and community genetics services in the Dutch Caribbean.

    • Foundation Medicine, InformedDNA Partner to Expand Genetic Counseling for Cancer Patients.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. Business & Policy. Business News. 2021 Mar 9.
    • Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: What Has Changed and What Still Needs To Change?
    • Lyss AP.
    • Medscape. News & Perspective. 2021 Mar 8.

    Original research:

    Time Trends in Receipt of Germline Genetic Testing and Results for Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer, 2012-2019.

    • Clinical Utility of Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Panel Testing under the Universal Health-Care System in Japan: A Retrospective Analysis at a Single University Hospital.
    • Inagaki C, Maeda D, Hatake K, Sato Y, Hashimoto K, Sakai D, Yachida S, Nonomura I, Satoh T.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Mar 5;13(5):E1121. doi: 10.3390/cancers13051121.
    • Myriad Genetics, Intermountain Healthcare Collaborate for Cancer Testing Service.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. Business & Policy. Business News. 2021 Mar 2.
    • Assessment of genetic referrals and outcomes for women with triple negative breast cancer in regional cancer centres in Australia.
    • Hallenstein LG, Sorensen C, Hodgson L, Wen S, Westhuyzen J, Hansen C, Last ATJ, Amalaseelan JV, Salindera S, Ross W, Spigelman AD, Shakespeare TP, Aherne NJ.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2021 Feb 26;19(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s13053-021-00176-z.
    • The Knowledge and Attitude of Patients Diagnosed with Epithelial Ovarian Cancer towards Genetic Testing.
    • Shin W, Jeong G, Son Y, Seo SS, Kang S, Park SY, Lim MC.
    • Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 26;18(5):2312. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052312.
    • Globally Rare BRCA2 Variants With Founder Haplotypes in the South African Population: Implications for Point-of-Care Testing Based on a Single-Institution BRCA1/2 Next-Generation Sequencing Study.
    • Oosthuizen J, Kotze MJ, Van Der Merwe N, Myburgh EJ, Bester P, van der Merwe NC.
    • Front Oncol. 2021 Feb 12;10:619469. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.619469.
    • Update: variable implementation of the 2018 UKCGG/UKGTN guidelines for breast cancer gene panel tests offered by UK genetics services.
    • Wedderburn S, Archer S, Tischkowitz M, Hanson H, on behalf of UKCGG.
    • J Med Genet. 2021 Feb 10:jmedgenet-2020-107529. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2020-107529. Epub ahead of print.
    • Time Trends in Receipt of Germline Genetic Testing and Results for Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer, 2012-2019.
    • Kurian AW, Ward KC, Abrahamse P, Bondarenko I, Hamilton AS, Deapen D, Morrow M, Berek JS, Hofer TP, Katz SJ.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2021 Feb 9:JCO2002785. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.02785. Epub ahead of print.

    Research news: Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: What Has Changed and What Still Needs To Change? (Medscape)

    • Downstream Revenue Generated by a Cancer Genetic Counselor.
    • Mauer CB, Reys BD, Hall RE, Campbell CL, Pirzadeh-Miller SM.
    • JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Feb 8:OP2000464. doi: 10.1200/OP.20.00464. Epub ahead of print.
    • Implementing genomic screening in diverse populations.
    • Abul-Husn NS, Soper ER, Braganza GT, Rodriguez JE, Zeid N, Cullina S, Bobo D, Moscati A, Merkelson A, Loos RJF, Cho JH, Belbin GM, Suckiel SA, Kenny EE.
    • Genome Med. 2021 Feb 5;13(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s13073-021-00832-y.
    • Preliminary Screening for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Using a Chatbot Augmented Intelligence Genetic Counselor: Development and Feasibility Study.
    • Sato A, Haneda E, Suganuma N, Narimatsu H.
    • JMIR Form Res. 2021 Feb 5;5(2):e25184. doi: 10.2196/25184.
    • Clinical significance of comprehensive genomic profiling tests covered by public insurance in patients with advanced solid cancers in Hokkaido, Japan.
    • Kikuchi J, Ohhara Y, Takada K, Tanabe H, Hatanaka K, Amano T, C Hatanaka K, Hatanaka Y, Mitamura T, Kato M, Shibata Y, Yabe I, Endoh A, Komatsu Y, Matsuno Y, Sugiyama M, Manabe A, Sakurai A, Takahashi M, Naruse H, Torimoto Y, Dosaka-Akita H, Kinoshita I.
    • Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2021 Feb 3:hyaa277. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyaa277. Epub ahead of print.
    • Bringing Onco-Innovation to Europe's Healthcare Systems: The Potential of Biomarker Testing, Real World Evidence, Tumour Agnostic Therapies to Empower Personalised Medicine.
    • Horgan D, Ciliberto G, Conte P, Curigliano G, Seijo L, Montuenga LM, Garassino M, Penault-Llorca F, Galli F, Ray-Coquard I, Querleu D, Riegman P, Kerr K, Van Poppel H, Bjartell A, Codacci-Pisanelli G, Koeva-Balabanova J, Paradiso A, Maravic Z, Fotaki V, Malats N, Bernini C, Buglioni S, Kent A, Munzone E, Belina I, Van Meerbeeck J, Duffy M, Jagielska B, Capoluongo E.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Feb 2;13(3):583. doi: 10.3390/cancers13030583.
    • Barriers and strategies to integrate medical genetics and primary care in underserved populations: a scoping review.
    • Chou AF, Duncan AR, Hallford G, Kelley DM, Dean LW.
    • J Community Genet. 2021 Feb 1. doi: 10.1007/s12687-021-00508-5. Epub ahead of print.
    • Oncologist-led BRCA counselling improves access to cancer genetic testing in middle-income Asian country, with no significant impact on psychosocial outcomes.
    • Yoon SY, Wong SW, Lim J, Ahmad S, Mariapun S, Padmanabhan H, Hassan NT, Lau SY, Ch'ng GS, Haniffa M, Ong WP, Rethanavelu K, Moey LH, Keng WT, Omar J, Mohd Abas MN, Yong CM, Ramasamy V, Md Noor MR, Aliyas I, Lim MCK, Suberamaniam A, Mat Adenan NA, Ahmad ZA, Ho GF, Abdul Malik R, Subramaniam S, Khoo BP, Raja A, Chin YS, Sim WW, Teh BH, Kho SK, Ong ESE, Voon PJ, Ismail G, Lee CL, Abdullah BZ, Loo KS, Lim CS, Lee SJ, Lim KJL, Shafiee MN, Ismail F, Latiff ZA, Ismail MP, Mohamed Jamli MF, Kumarasamy S, Leong KW, Low J, Md Yusof M, Ahmad Mustafa AM, Mat Ali NH, Makanjang M, Tayib S, Cheah N, Lim BK, Fong CK, Foo YC, Mellor Abdullah M, Tan TS, Chow DSY, Ho KF, Raman R, Radzi A, Deniel A, Teoh DCY, Ang SF, Joseph JK, Ng PHO, Tho LM, Ahmad AR, Muin I, Bleiker E, George A, Thong MK, Woo YL, Teo SH.
    • J Med Genet. 2021 Feb 1:jmedgenet-2020-107416. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2020-107416. Epub ahead of print.
    • SARS-CoV-2 Testing Survey Results - Cancer Diagnostic Testing Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic.
    • [No author given]
    • Association for Medical Pathology. Advocacy. 2021 Feb?.

    Press: AMP Survey Finds Significant Decline in Molecular Cancer Testing Due to COVID-19 Pandemic. (GenomeWeb)

    • Implementation of a High-Risk Breast Clinic for Comprehensive Care of Women With Elevated Breast Cancer Risk Identified by Risk Assessment Models in the Community.
    • Laws A, Mulvey TM.
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    • Implementing Systematic Genetic Counseling and Multigene Germline Testing for Individuals With Pancreatic Cancer.
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    Original research:

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    Original research:

    Cascade Genetic Testing of Relatives for Hereditary Cancer Risk: Results of an Online Initiative.

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    A response to "Personalised medicine and population health: breast and ovarian cancer".


    Personalised medicine and population health: breast and ovarian cancer.

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    Original research:

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    News: Labs, Advocacy Groups Push Back on Medicare Policy Shift on NGS Testing for Hereditary Cancer Risk. (GenomeWeb)

    News: Pricey Precision Medicine Often Financially Toxic For Cancer Patients. (Kaiser Health News)

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    • Letter, Comment

    Letter, Reply:

    Overestimation of the Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Based Mammography Screening in the United Kingdom-Reply.

    Original research:

    Cost-effectiveness and Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Stratified Screening for Breast Cancer: A Life-Table Model.

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    Letter, comment:

    RE: Cascade Genetic Testing of Relatives for Hereditary Cancer Risk: Results of an Online Initiative.

    Letter, reply:

    Response to Peshkin, Isaacs, and Schwartz.

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    Original Research: Male Patients With Breast Cancer: Addressing Needs Using an Educational Task Force. (Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing)

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    Implementation Challenges for Risk-Stratified Screening in the Era of Precision Medicine.

    Audio Interview: Cost-effectiveness and Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Stratified Breast Cancer Screening. (JAMA Oncology)

    Press: Breast Cancer Screening Only for Women at Higher Risk. (Medscape)

    Letter, Comment:

    Overestimation of the Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Based Mammography Screening in the United Kingdom

    Letter, Reply:

    Overestimation of the Benefit-to-Harm Ratio of Risk-Based Mammography Screening in the United Kingdom—Reply.

    • Familial communication and cascade testing among relatives of BRCA population screening participants.
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    • Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing in the Community-Practice Setting.
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    • Surgeon attitude impacts rate of genetic testing after a breast cancer diagnosis.
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    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Oct 6.

    Association of Attending Surgeon With Variation in the Receipt of Genetic Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.

    • Association of Attending Surgeon With Variation in the Receipt of Genetic Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
    • Katz SJ, Bondarenko I, Ward KC, Hamilton AS, Morrow M, Kurian AW, Hofer TP.
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    Consideration of Population-Based BRCA Testing as a Strategy to Reduce Disparities in Genetic Counseling Referrals: The Importance of Stating (and Proving) the Obvious.

    Research News: Association of Attending Surgeon With Variation in the Receipt of Genetic Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer. (FORCE, XRAYS)

    Research News: Surgeon Attitudes May Influence Genetic Testing for Patients With Breast Cancer. (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

    • Comparison of gynecologic cancer risk factors, incidence and mortality trends between South Korea and Israel, 1999-2013.
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    • Mutations in context: implications of BRCA testing in diverse populations.
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    • Personalised medicine and population health: breast and ovarian cancer.
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    • Review

    Letter, Commentary:

    A response to "Personalised medicine and population health: breast and ovarian cancer".

    Letter, Reply:

    Author response to “a response to ‘personalised medicine and population health: breast and ovarian cancer’”.

    • Changing landscape of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer germline genetic testing in Australia.
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    • Commentary, Review
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    • A feasibility study of breast cancer genetic risk assessment in a federally qualified health center.
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    • Proposed outcomes measures for state public health genomic programs.
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    Original research:

    Implementing Cancer Genomics in State Health Agencies: Mapping Activities to an Implementation Science Outcome Framework.

    • Factors Influencing Clinical Follow-Up for Individuals with a Personal History of Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer and Previous Uninformative BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing.
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    • BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing in Medically Underserved Medicare Beneficiaries With Breast or Ovarian Cancer.
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    Press: Multigene Sequencing Rapidly Replacing BRCA Tests. (Medscape Oncology)

    Letter, Comment:

    Cancer Risk Estimates for Study of Multiple-Gene Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.

    Letter, Reply:

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    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)

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    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)

    • A population-based analysis of germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing among ovarian cancer patients in an era of histotype-specific approaches to ovarian cancer prevention.
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    • Letter, Comment

    National Estimates of Genetic Testing in Women With a History of Breast or Ovarian Cancer.

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to S. Nakamura et al and S. Narod et al.

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    • Letter


    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?

    National Estimates of Genetic Testing in Women With a History of Breast or Ovarian Cancer.

    Letter, Comment:

    Reply to S. Nakamura et al and S. Narod et al.

    • Genetic Testing: Multiple Problems to Solve.
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    Genetic Testing: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to E. Ramos et al.

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    ACOG Committee Opinion No. 727 Summary: Cascade Testing: Testing Women For Known Hereditary Genetic Mutations Associated With Cancer.

    Press: 'Cascade Testing' Important for Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers: ACOG (Medscape/Reuters)

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    Population-Based Genetic Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2.

    Press: Huge Underuse of Genetic Testing Among Cancer Survivors. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Genetic Testing in a Population-Based Sample of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors from the REACH Randomized Trial: Cost Barriers and Moderators of Counseling Mode.
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    • Review
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    Letter, Comment:

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

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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)

    • Genetic testing in a gynaecological oncology care in developing countries-knowledge, attitudes and perception of Nepalese clinicians.
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    • Increasing Appropriate BRCA1/2 Mutation Testing: The Role of Family History Documentation and Genetic Counseling in a Multidisciplinary Clinic.
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    • Changing patterns of referrals and outcomes of genetic participation in gynaecological-oncology multidisciplinary care.
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    • The Impact of Angelina Jolie (AJ)'s Story on Genetic Referral and Testing at an Academic Cancer Centre in Canada.
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    • The effect of referral for genetic counseling on genetic testing and surgical prevention in women at high risk for ovarian cancer: Results from a randomized controlled trial.
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    • Impact of Payer Constraints on Access to Genetic Testing.
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    • 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)

    • Use of Cancer Genetics Services in African-American Young Breast Cancer Survivors.
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    • Effective Referral of Low-Income Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer to Genetic Counseling: A Randomized Delayed Intervention Control Trial.
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    • A collaborative approach to cancer risk assessment services using genetic counselor extenders in a multi-system community hospital.
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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Assist physicians with ordering testing?

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    • Video-assisted genetic counseling in patients with ovarian, fallopian and peritoneal carcinoma.
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    • 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 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone Delivery of BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling Compared With In-Person Counseling: 1-Year Follow-Up.
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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.
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    • 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.
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    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".
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    • 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.
    • Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2012 Nov;16(11):1257-62. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2012.0114. Epub 2012 Oct 11.
    • Family communication of genetic test results and uptake of genetic testing in a diverse population of BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) carriers.
    • Fehniger J, Lin F, Beattie M.
    • Gynecol Oncol 2012 Oct;127(1):s22-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2012.07.062.
    • Conference abstract
    • Low rates of African American participation in genetic counseling and testing for BRCA1/2 mutations: racial disparities or just a difference?
    • Halbert CH, Kessler L, Collier A, Weathers B, Stopfer J, Domchek S, McDonald JA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2012 Oct;21(5):676-83. doi: 10.1007/s10897-012-9485-y. Epub 2012 Jul 12.
    • Adequacy of family history taking in ovarian cancer patients: a population-based study.
    • van Altena AM, van Aarle S, Kiemeney LA, Hoogerbrugge N, Massuger LF, de Hullu JA.
    • Fam Cancer. 2012 Sep;11(3):343-9. doi: 10.1007/s10689-012-9518-6.
    • Outcomes of a systems-level intervention offering breast cancer risk assessments to low-income underserved women.
    • Mays D, Sharff ME, Demarco TA, Williams B, Beck B, Sheppard VB, Peshkin BN, Eng-Wong J, Tercyak KP.
    • Fam Cancer. 2012 Sep;11(3):493-502. doi: 10.1007/s10689-012-9541-7.
    • Prophylactic oophorectomy rates in relation to a guideline update on referral to genetic counseling.
    • Pocobelli G, Chubak J, Hanson N, Drescher C, Resta R, Urban N, Buist DS.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Aug;126(2):229-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2012.04.046. Epub 2012 May 4.
    • Barriers to genetic testing for breast cancer risk among ethnic minority women: an exploratory study.
    • Glenn BA, Chawla N, Bastani R.
    • Ethn Dis. 2012 Summer;22(3):267-73.
    • Efficient identification and referral of low-income women at high risk for hereditary breast cancer: a practice-based approach.
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