Sherry Campbell Grumet

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A number of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are widespread environmental contaminants that cause mammary cancer experimentally. We investigated whether exposure and susceptibility to PAH, as measured by PAH-DNA adducts in breast tissue, are associated with human breast cancer. We carried out a hospital-based case-control study using(More)
These cancer genetic counseling recommendations describe the medical, psychosocial, and ethical ramifications of identifying at-risk individuals through cancer risk assessment with or without genetic testing. They were developed by members of the Practice Issues Subcommittee of the National Society of Genetic Counselors Cancer Genetic Counseling Special(More)
Updated from their original publication in 2004, these cancer genetic counseling recommendations describe the medical, psychosocial, and ethical ramifications of counseling at-risk individuals through genetic cancer risk assessment with or without genetic testing. They were developed by members of the Practice Issues Subcommittee of the National Society of(More)
OBJECTIVE Genetic testing is increasingly part of routine clinical care for women with a family history of breast cancer. Given their substantially elevated risk for breast cancer, BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers must make the difficult decision whether or not to opt for risk reducing mastectomy. To help BRCA1/2 carriers make this decision, the authors(More)
It is estimated that the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is 1 in 5. The identification of risk factors, including age, African-American ancestry, family history, and possibly diet and environmental factors, has allowed health care professionals the opportunity to identify, screen, and study men at the greatest risk of developing(More)
Shared decision making between patients and providers is becoming increasingly common, particularly when there is no clear preferred course of action. As a result, decision aids are being adopted with growing frequency and have been applied to many medical decision-making issues. One such issue where there is uncertainty is breast cancer risk management(More)
This article reviews the elements and process of genetic counseling for breast cancer risk, including contracting, informed consent, and psychosocial assessment and counseling. Case studies and pedigrees are utilized to illustrate current approaches to issues and challenges in the field. For example, the following topics are explored: test result(More)
298 Background: Major barriers to high risk breast cancer risk assessment include inadequate documentation of family history, complexity of risk calculation and model selection, and lack of awareness. We have established a high risk breast cancer assessment program using a computer-based real time risk calculation at time of screening mammography.(More)
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer (except skin cancer) in men. Several factors have been associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer, including age, ethnicity, family history, lifestyle, and environmental exposures. Recognition of the importance of the interaction of these factors in prostate cancer has led to an interest in their(More)