Changes in Specialists’ Perspectives on Cancer Genetic Testing, Prophylactic Surgery and Insurance Discrimination: Then and Now

@article{Matloff2013ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in Specialists’ Perspectives on Cancer Genetic Testing, Prophylactic Surgery and Insurance Discrimination: Then and Now},
  author={Ellen T. Matloff and Danielle C. Bonadies and Anne E. Moyer and Karina L. Brierley},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={164-171}
}
We surveyed cancer genetics specialists in 1998 to learn what they would do if at 50 % risk to carry a BRCA or Lynch syndrome mutation. We chose to repeat our study 14 years later, to examine how perspectives have changed with the extensive data now available. In July 2012 we surveyed the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Cancer Special Interest Group via an internet based survey. We found statistically significant increases in the percentage of specialists who: would undergo BRCA… CONTINUE READING
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