Genetic Risk Assessment, Counseling and Testing

Thereasa A. Rich, Mary Salazar

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Abstract

Hereditary cancer risk assessment, counseling, and testing are becoming ever more complex as the understanding of the genetic components of disease grows. The demand for highly trained professionals with expertise in this field, such as genetic counselors, is also growing. Surgical oncologists are likely to encounter patients with hereditable cancer syndromes in their practice and should be able to identify patients appropriate for genetic assessment and counseling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-38
Number of pages20
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Counseling
  • Genes
  • Genetics
  • Risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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