Interest and attitudes of patients, cancer physicians, medical students and cancer researchers towards a spectrum of genetic tests relevant to breast cancer patients.

@article{Ngoi2013InterestAA,
  title={Interest and attitudes of patients, cancer physicians, medical students and cancer researchers towards a spectrum of genetic tests relevant to breast cancer patients.},
  author={Natalie Ngoi and Soo-Chin Lee and M. Hartman and Lay-Wai Khin and Andrea Wong},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={47-52}
}
The perspectives of patients and healthcare professionals towards breast cancer genetic tests that are becoming increasingly available is unexplored in Asians. We surveyed the interest and attitudes of 200 breast cancer patients, 67 cancer physicians, 485 medical students and cancer researchers towards three genetic tests, BRCA1/2 mutation, CYP2D6 genotype and Oncotype DX testing, using hypothetical scenarios. Approximately 60% of patients expressed initial interest in each genetic test… CONTINUE READING
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