A Counselling Model for BRCA1/2 Genetic Susceptibility Testing

  title={A Counselling Model for BRCA1/2 Genetic Susceptibility Testing},
  author={Iris van Oostrom and Aad Tibben},
  booktitle={Hereditary cancer in clinical practice},
When BRCA1/2 genetic susceptibility testing was introduced in the clinic in the mid-nineties, the "Huntington protocol" was used in the counselling of individuals applying for genetic testing. This protocol includes at least three sessions with a certain reflection period before blood sampling. Evidence on the psychological impact of BRCA1/2 genetic susceptibility testing has been accumulating in the last years. We will give a short overview of these psychological studies in order to reflect… CONTINUE READING

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