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.2013 to Version 1.2015 to reflect the most recent updates in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Ovarian Cancer. This update includes many important changes and additions, such as addressing genetic counseling as part of

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Shu Fen Wong, Richard Norman, Trisha Lynette Dunning, David Michael Ashley, Mustafa Khasraw, Theresa Margaret Hayes, Ian Collins, and Paula Kate Lorgelly

-stage breast cancer changed their preferences after a medical consultation. Choice-based techniques such as discrete choice experiments (DCE) 4 have been successfully used to evaluate genetic counseling for cancer, 5 screening programs, 6 and cancer

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example in a condition known as ‘mosaicism,’ in which the mutation is not present in all of the cells of the body). Because of this, the NCCN Guidelines continue to highlight the critical importance of genetic counseling for patients prior to undergoing

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Mary B. Daly, Robert Pilarski, Michael Berry, Saundra S. Buys, Meagan Farmer, Susan Friedman, Judy E. Garber, Noah D. Kauff, Seema Khan, Catherine Klein, Wendy Kohlmann, Allison Kurian, Jennifer K. Litton, Lisa Madlensky, Sofia D. Merajver, Kenneth Offit, Tuya Pal, Gwen Reiser, Kristen Mahoney Shannon, Elizabeth Swisher, Shaveta Vinayak, Nicoleta C. Voian, Jeffrey N. Weitzel, Myra J. Wick, Georgia L. Wiesner, Mary Dwyer, and Susan Darlow

mother and/or father. 1 , 2 An individual suspected of being at risk for hereditary cancer should be offered genetic counseling. 3 , 4 The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast

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David M. O’Malley

treatment should not be delayed for genetic counseling. For patients with recurrent or refractory disease, validated molecular testing should be performed in a CLIA-approved facility using the most recently obtained tissue. Testing for patients with

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Justin Lee, Jennifer Axilbund, W. Brian Dalton, Daniel Laheru, Stanley Watkins, David Chu, Karen Cravero, Berry Button, Kelly Kyker-Snowman, Ian Waters, Christopher D. Gocke, Josh Lauring, and Ben Ho Park

definitively rule this out, because it would have implications for treatment and genetic counseling. Because blood could not be used in this instance as a source of germline DNA, we performed Sanger sequencing using DNA extracted from a buccal swab

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Neal J. Meropol, Joanne S. Buzaglo, Jennifer Millard, Nevena Damjanov, Suzanne M. Miller, Caroline Ridgway, Eric A. Ross, John D. Sprandio, and Perry Watts

Fleisher L Roussi P . Facilitating informed decision making about breast cancer risk and genetic counseling among women calling the NCI's Cancer Information Service . J Health Commun 2005 ; 10 ( Suppl ): S119 – 136 . 21. Ellis PM . Attitudes

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Sheetal Kircher, Nicole Braccio, Kathleen Gallagher, Ruth Carlos, Lynne Wagner, Mary Lou Smith, Alan Balch, and Al B. Benson III

cancer care continuum, including navigation, chemotherapy toxicity management, genetic counseling, clinical trial enrollment, mental health services, survivorship care, and palliative care ( Figure 1 ). 6 – 8 Guidelines need to evolve to offer evidence

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Deborah K. Armstrong

genetic counseling with “strong consideration” for genetic testing, she said. Due to their efficacy in ovarian cancer and some other malignancies, the use of PARP inhibitors has steadily grown since 2014, when olaparib was approved. At the time of Dr

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Eve Henry, Victor Villalobos, Lynn Million, Kristin C. Jensen, Robert West, Kristen Ganjoo, Alexandra Lebensohn, James M. Ford, and Melinda L. Telli

these NCCN Guidelines, visit NCCN.org ). 17 The NCCN Guidelines also recommend genetic counseling for patients who are considering p53 testing. 17 A multidisciplinary approach with professional geneticists, counselors, psychologists, and oncologists