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Referral, Uptake, and Outcome of Genetic Counseling and Testing in Patients With Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Hareem Syed, Joshua Sommovilla, Carol A. Burke, Sarah McGee, Carole Macaron, Brandie Heald, Ruishen Lyu, Stephanie L. Schmit, Kanika Nair, Suneel Kamath, Smitha Krishnamurthi, Alok A. Khorana, and David Liska

status. 16 – 18 Genetic counseling (GC) is an integral part of the genetic testing process. Past studies have shown that the rate of referral to GC and genetic testing ranges from 20% to 60% in patients with CRC who have MMR-deficient tumors. 19 – 21

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Genetic Counseling Referral Rates in Long-Term Survivors of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Carlos H. Barcenas, Maryam N. Shafaee, Arup K. Sinha, Akshara Raghavendra, Babita Saigal, Rashmi K. Murthy, Ashley H. Woodson, and Banu Arun

patients or their families can be applied. National guidelines regarding referral to genetic counseling and testing for patients with cancer have evolved over time. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Genetic

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Impact of Genetic Counseling on Patient-Reported Electronic Cancer Family History Collection

Rebecca A. Vanderwall, Alison Schwartz, Lindsay Kipnis, Catherine M. Skefos, Samantha M. Stokes, Nizar Bhulani, Michelle Weitz, Rebecca Gelman, Judy E. Garber, and Huma Q. Rana

of CFH 5 ; however, genetic counseling is labor-intensive and requires a highly skilled workforce. 6 Ways to streamline CFH collection and assess validity have relied on outdated family history collection tools. 7 Novel electronic tools are in

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Hereditary Cancer Clinics Improve Adherence to NCCN Germline Testing Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer

Claudia Rosso, Naomie Devico Marciano, Deepika Nathan, Wen-Pin Chen, Christine E. McLaren, Kathryn E. Osann, Pamela L. Flodman, May T. Cho, Fa-Chyi Lee, Farshid Dayyani, Jason A. Zell, and Jennifer B. Valerin

patient need. At the HCC, the medical oncologist provides initial genetic counseling (GC) to patients based on their family history and presenting cancer. This involves reviewing patients’ cancer risk, implications for their relatives, guidelines for

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Factors Affecting Genetic Consultation in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Sarcoma

Grace E. McKay, Anna L. Zakas, Fauzia Osman, and Amanda Parkes

germline variants. 7 Given the known association of sarcomas with several genetic syndromes, including Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS), 8 , 9 consideration for genetic counseling is recommended for all AYA patients diagnosed with sarcoma. 10 , 11 Since 2015

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A Web-Based Tool to Automate Portions of Pretest Genetic Counseling for Inherited Cancer

Deborah Cragun, Anne Weidner, Ann Tezak, Brenda Zuniga, Georgia L. Wiesner, and Tuya Pal

testing for hereditary cancer risk with pretest and posttest genetic counseling (GC) is endorsed by several national organizations 12 – 15 and is a requirement for a breast center to become accredited. 16 Since 1996 ASCO has provided guidance on standard

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How Have Multigene Panels Changed the Clinical Practice of Genetic Counseling and Testing

Robert Pilarski

, . The current state of cancer genetic counseling access and availability . Genet Med 2016 ; 18 : 410 – 412 . 10.1038/gim.2015.98 26248009 32. Cohen SA , Nixon DM . A collaborative approach to cancer risk assessment services using genetic

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Pilot Trial of Streamlined Genetic Education and Traceback Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer Survivors

Marc D. Schwartz, Beth N. Peshkin, Claudine Isaacs, Christopher Grisham, Nora J. Holmes, Lia J. Sorgen, Sean Collins, Nancy Dawson, Colleen McGuire, Tobechukwu Okobi, Kelsey Newell, Kavitha A. Kolla, and Veronique Weinstein

, evidence also suggests that men report a high interest in genetic testing, 22 , 27 and those who attend a genetic counseling session get tested at rates comparable to women. 28 Recent studies in patients with PCa suggest that novel approaches to

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By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Something Wicked This Way Comes: Sporadic Cancers Versus Eponymous Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Syndromes

Christos Vaklavas, John R. Ross, Lisle M. Nabell, Andres Forero, Martin J. Heslin, and Tina E. Wood

the original diagnosis. The patient was offered genetic counseling and testing. Discussion Sporadic Cancer Versus Hereditary Syndromes Several features in this case support the consideration of genetic counseling despite the negative family

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BPI20-008: Pilot Testing of InheRET™, an Online Tool to Facilitate NCCN Guideline®-Compliant Referrals for Cancer Genetic Counseling and Increase Access to Care

Amanda M. Cook, David F. Keren, Lynn McCain, Lee F. Schroeder, Kara Milliron, Sofia Merajver, Diane Harper, Philip Zazove, Janice Farrehi, Susan Ernst, and Jasmine Parvaz

patients identified were not previously identified by their healthcare providers as being at increased risk and are now able to access genetic counseling and can take steps to reduce their cancer risk.