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QIM19-122: Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Second Year of an Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Clinic

Heather Bowers, Kerri Susko, Aniket Saha, and Elizabeth Cull

Background: Adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients have a distinctive set of needs that are often not addressed by primary providers in busy clinical practices. Genetic counseling, fertility preservation, clinical trial enrollment, and

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Genetic Kidney Cancer Syndromes

Thai H. Ho and Eric Jonasch

testing of selected genes based on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) histology: (A) clear cell, (B) papillary type I, (C) papillary type II, and (D) chromophobe. Persons with RCC aged 46 years or younger should be considered for genetic counseling and germline

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Current Approaches in Familial Colorectal Cancer: A Clinical Perspective

Patrick M. Lynch

Individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer or colorectal adenomas have an increased risk for colorectal cancer. When no hereditary syndrome is evident, screening is based on empiric risk estimates. The risk is greatest for individuals with specific inherited cancer-predisposing disorders. When conditions such as familial adenomatous polyposis or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer are diagnosed, specific neoplasm risk estimates can usually be performed based on advances in molecular genetics. These estimates lead to more straightforward and cost-effective approaches to surveillance and management. The National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (NCCN) and other groups have provided detailed guidelines for evaluating patients based on recognition of clinical syndrome characteristics, followed by appropriate genetic counseling, genetic testing, and optimal surveillance. The NCCN guidelines are used as a frame of reference for this discussion of selected recent advances in human cancer genetics as they apply to clinical practice.

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Your Genes: One Size Doesn't Fit All

Mary E. Freivogel and Stephanie A. Cohen

misconceptions about what she noted as an increasing workforce shortage in genetic counseling and, in fact, about the genetic counseling profession itself. Workforce shortages and barriers to care are common in many specialties in healthcare. 2 However

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QIM21-082: Germline Testing in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Single Academic Center Experience

Veena Gujju, Mahum Nadeem, Hussein A. Assi, and Hassan Hatoum

patients with PDAC irrespective of family history. In this quality improvement project, we aim to report a single institution experience in implementing this new guideline, and thus provide real-world data on genetic counseling in clinical practice

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Breast Cancer Risk Counseling: A Teachable Moment?

Mary Daly

. Genetic counseling is defined as the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychologic, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. The primary reasons cited by women who are considering genetic testing for

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QIM20-129: Are You Ready? Assessing Readiness to Implement Quality Improvement in Hospitals Participating in a Breast Cancer Collaborative

Lindsey Kreutzer, Ashley Byerly, Eileen Ngo, Julie K. Johnson, Karl Y. Bilimoria, and Anthony D. Yang

documents. At the specialty/unit-level, perceptions of readiness to implement the QI project were strong, overall; however, one hospital unit (Genetic Counseling) identified a need to strengthen understanding of how the project would personally benefit

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abstract, visit http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Meetings/Abstracts?&vmview=abst_detail_view&confID=114&abstractID=96835 2012 ASCO Abstract Highlights Operational Aspects of Genetic Counseling Programs In March 2012, ASCO accepted for electronic

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A Time Study of Cancer Genetic Counselors Using a Genetic Counselor-Only Patient Care Model Versus a Traditional Combined Genetic Counselor Plus Medical Geneticist Care Model

Brandie Heald, Shanna Gustafson, Jessica Mester, Patricia Arscott, Katherine Lynch, Jessica Moline, and Charis Eng

purposes. 4 With the inception of CPT code 96040 and licensure, GCs have an avenue for professional recognition within their scope of practice. Furthermore, increased awareness of cancer genetic counseling services has created a higher demand for

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The Relevance of Hereditary Cancer Risks to Precision Oncology: What Should Providers Consider When Conducting Tumor Genomic Profiling?

Rishi Jain, Michelle J. Savage, Andrea D. Forman, Reetu Mukherji, and Michael J. Hall

Discuss the importance of genetic counseling when using TGP for patients with cancer Genetic testing to inform disease prognostication, therapy targeting, and hereditary cancer risk assessment is increasingly critical to oncology care. The emergence