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Robin M. Lally, Elizabeth Reed, and Roksana Zak

Background: Adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines improves breast cancer therapy outcomes. While physician guideline adherence is often high, room for improvement exists. Shared surgical decision making, genetic

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Rachel Hae-Soo Joung, Brianna Marie D'Orazio, Jeana Springmann, Julie Johnson, Karl Y. Bilimoria, and Anthony D. Yang

-based genetic counseling referrals for breast cancer patients. An oncology-focused adaptation of the QI Knowledge Application Tool (QI-KAT), a validated QI assessment, was administered pre- and post-intervention. Three educators scored each de-identified exam

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Filipa Lynce and Claudine Isaacs

results; the ability of the current model of genetic counseling practices to deal with the increase in patient volume; and the cost-effectiveness of such an approach. 8 , 9 One way of minimizing the identification of VUS, the impact of false

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Julie Mak

genetic counselors, available in multiple languages. Genetic counseling assistants, trained and supported by our counselors, facilitate the process. Patients can elect to see a genetic counselor or may be referred for counseling based on their responses to

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Margaret Tempero

reducing lifestyle risks that they can actually control? Considering the expanding need, the workforce shortage in genetic counseling is increasing to epic proportions, and I don't think there is a solution in sight. So I guess this is another call to

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Julia R. Trosman, Christine B. Weldon, Michael P. Douglas, Allison W. Kurian, R. Kate Kelley, Patricia A. Deverka, and Kathryn A. Phillips

despite informed consent and genetic counseling, patients may not understand the immature state of evidence about numerous genes within panels (73%) and that their data are used for research, to which many would object if better informed. Payers' suspicion

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Sean Dineen, Patrick M. Lynch, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, Sarah Bannon, Melissa Taggart, Colleen Reeves, Cathy Modaro, Michael Overman, George J. Chang, John M. Skibber, and Y. Nancy You

chemotherapy regimens. 20 However, in practice, adherence to this guideline is poor, 21 , 22 and many patients are not referred for genetic counseling and workup. 23 We hypothesized that system-based practice intervention, designed with the Six Sigma quality

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Maxim Ivanov, Margarita Sharova, Andrea Olsen, Alexandra Lebedeva, Ekaterina Ignatova, Gerald Mouse, and Vladislav Mileyko

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic 1 provide substantial groundwork for specialist practice in diverse fields: medical oncology, genetic

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Lynn A. McCain, Kara J. Milliron, Amanda M. Cook, Robert Paquette, Jasmine B. Parvaz, Susan D. Ernst, Anne L. Kittendorf, Diane M. Harper, Philip Zazove, Jim Arthurs, Jerry A. Tippie, Bailey Hulswit, Lee F. Schroeder, David F. Keren, and Sofia D. Merajver

genetic counseling. In an integrated health system, 6 <30% of patients had family history documented in the medical record. As a result, there is a pressing need to improve genetics clinics’ efficiency, given the increasing number of patients being

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Mary B. Daly, Robert Pilarski, Matthew B. Yurgelun, Michael P. Berry, Saundra S. Buys, Patricia Dickson, Susan M. Domchek, Ahmed Elkhanany, Susan Friedman, Judy E. Garber, Michael Goggins, Mollie L. Hutton, Seema Khan, Catherine Klein, Wendy Kohlmann, Allison W. Kurian, Christine Laronga, Jennifer K. Litton, Julie S. Mak, Carolyn S. Menendez, Sofia D. Merajver, Barbara S. Norquist, Kenneth Offit, Tuya Pal, Holly J. Pederson, Gwen Reiser, Kristen Mahoney Shannon, Kala Visvanathan, Jeffrey N. Weitzel, Myra J. Wick, Kari B. Wisinski, Mary A. Dwyer, and Susan D. Darlow

Jewish ancestry, 1 , 2 , 4 , 5 providing some evidence to support population-based genetic testing among the Ashkenazi Jewish population. However, the panel raised concerns about the demand on genetic counseling resources, the preparedness of healthcare