Communication about genetic testing in families of male BRCA1/2 carriers and non-carriers: patterns, priorities and problems.

@article{Hallowell2005CommunicationAG,
  title={Communication about genetic testing in families of male BRCA1/2 carriers and non-carriers: patterns, priorities and problems.},
  author={Nina Hallowell and Audrey T Ardern-Jones and Rosalind A Eeles and Claire Foster and Anneke M Lucassen and Clare Moynihan and Maggie Watson},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={492-502}
}
This qualitative interview study explored the way in which information about predictive BRCA1/2 testing and its implications for children is disseminated within the families of at-risk men who undergo genetic testing. Twenty-nine in-depth interviews were carried out with family members [male patients (n = 17), their partners (n = 8) and adult children (n = 4)]. These explored the following themes: experiences of cancer and genetic testing, decision-making about testing and the communication of… CONTINUE READING