Integrating genetic counseling and testing in the pediatric oncology setting: Parental attitudes and influencing factors.

@article{Desrosiers2019IntegratingGC,
  title={Integrating genetic counseling and testing in the pediatric oncology setting: Parental attitudes and influencing factors.},
  author={Lauren R Desrosiers and Emily A Quinn and Stuart L. Cramer and Whitney A Dobek},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          e27907
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cancer predisposition syndromes (CPS) are caused by germline pathogenic variants that put an individual at increased risk of developing cancer throughout their lifetime. It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of children with cancer have an underlying CPS. Although research has investigated the clinical utility of genetic testing for children diagnosed with cancer, this study aimed to gain a deeper understanding of parental attitudes toward genetic testing in this population… CONTINUE READING

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