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The current state of cancer genetic counseling access and availability

Research paper by Sara Knapke, Joy Larsen Haidle, Rebecca Nagy, Sara Pirzadeh-Miller

Indexed on: 14 Mar '16Published on: 06 Aug '15Published in: Genetics in Medicine



Abstract

Genetic risk assessment and counseling by a qualified genetics professional are recommended to ensure high-quality care for individuals at risk of hereditary cancer. Timely access to genetic services provided by a genetic counselor (GC) is essential, especially in cases where genetic testing results may affect impending surgical decisions.