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Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and Counseling (PDQ®)

Changes to This Summary (01/26/2015)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling

Added Korf et al. as reference 33.

Revised text to state that individual health professions, such as physicians, nurses (cited Jenkins et al. and Greco et al. as references 42 and 43, respectively), physician assistants (cited Rackover as reference 44), pharmacists (cited Genetics/Genomics Competency Center as reference 45), and genetic counselors (cited National Society of Genetic Counselors as reference 46), have developed and published core competencies specific to their profession.

Components of the Risk Assessment Process

Added Indications for referral to cancer risk assessment and counseling as a new subsection.

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  • Updated: January 26, 2015