Whitney L Ducaine

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UNLABELLED Advances in genetics have prompted recommendations that all healthcare providers perform genetic counseling and testing. Some experts are concerned about potential negative outcomes from cancer genetic testing performed without genetic counseling by certified genetics professionals. We report a national series of cases illustrating negative(More)
We report a case of a client who discovered she had a BRCA mutation following direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing in the absence of genetic counseling. After testing she presented for genetic counseling with anxiety, distress, and a deficit of knowledge about what the DTC genetic testing revealed. Genetic counseling helped alleviate distress while(More)
After repeated media attention in 2013 due to the Angelina Jolie disclosure and the Supreme Court decision to ban gene patents, the demand for cancer genetic counseling and testing services has never been greater. Debate has arisen regarding who should provide such services and the quality of genetics services being offered. In this ongoing case series, we(More)
1596 Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the preferred imaging modality for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer in BRCA-1and BRCA-2 mutation carriers. However, there is limited data on the radiographic features of BRCA1/2-positive breast cancers on MRI. This study evaluates the MRI characteristics of BRCA1/2 -related breast cancers. (More)
The opinions expressed in the abstracts are those of the authors and are not to be construed as the opinion of the publisher (Multimed Inc.), the organizers of the Third International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, or the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Although the publisher (Multimed Inc.) has made every effort to(More)
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