More breast cancer patients prefer BRCA-mutation testing without prior face-to-face genetic counseling

  title={More breast cancer patients prefer BRCA-mutation testing without prior face-to-face genetic counseling},
  author={Aisha S Sie and Wendy A. G. van Zelst-Stams and Liesbeth Spruijt and Arjen R Mensenkamp and Marjolijn J. L. Ligtenberg and Han G. Brunner and Judith Prins and Nicoline Hoogerbrugge},
  journal={Familial Cancer},
Currently, most breast cancer (BC) patients receive face-to-face genetic counseling (DNA-intake) prior to BRCA-mutation testing, with generic information regarding hereditary BC and BRCA-mutation testing. This prospective study evaluated a novel format: replacing the intake consultation with telephone, written and digital information sent home, and face-to-face contact following BRCA-mutation testing (DNA-direct). From August 2011 to February 2012, 161 of 233 eligible BC patients referred to… CONTINUE READING
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