Electronically ascertained extended pedigrees in breast cancer genetic counseling

@article{Stefansdottir2018ElectronicallyAE,
  title={Electronically ascertained extended pedigrees in breast cancer genetic counseling},
  author={Vigdis Stefansdottir and Heather Skirton and Oskar Thor Johannsson and Halla Sif {\'O}lafsd{\'o}ttir and Guðr{\'i}ður Helga {\'O}lafsd{\'o}ttir and Laufey Tryggvadottir and J J Jonsson},
  journal={Familial Cancer},
  year={2018},
  volume={18},
  pages={153-160}
}
A comprehensive pedigree, usually provided by the counselee and verified by medical records, is essential for risk assessment in cancer genetic counseling. Collecting the relevant information is time-consuming and sometimes impossible. We studied the use of electronically ascertained pedigrees (EGP). The study group comprised women (n = 1352) receiving HBOC genetic counseling between December 2006 and December 2016 at Landspitali in Iceland. EGP’s were ascertained using information from the… CONTINUE READING
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