In an effort to improve communication between patients and providers about genetic testing needs for cancer, LUNGevity Foundation coordinated a working group of stakeholders who evaluated terms used in patient education and clinical care. Ultimately, the group agreed on two terms to replace thirty-t
It’s not surprising that awareness efforts for hereditary breast cancer focus on the women in the family, but it’s important not to leave the men out. Not only can men get breast cancer, their family health history holds important information to help relatives determine their cancer risk.
The year ahead promises to be an exciting one in the field of genetics, and to officially kick it off I’d like to highlight a few trends the National Society of Genetic Counselors is watching. Precision Medicine: During his State of the Union address this year, President Obama announced his precis
If you have a personal experience with mental illness or a family member who does, you may have wondered if your children or children you might have in the future could develop mental illness too. Perhaps you’ve wondered what caused the illness or maybe you’ve felt guilty and blamed yourself.
Universal testing would "break the bank," said Joy Larsen Haidle, MS, CGC, president-elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and a genetic counselor who specializes in hereditary cancers. "Not all patients who test positive for a mutation will choose to do the same thing," she said. "Bu