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Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and Counseling (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 02/05/2014

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Changes to This Summary (02/05/2014)

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 Berliner et al. as reference 6.

Added text to state that a study conducted at a U.S. health institution found that among participants with a family history suggestive of increased BRCA risk consistent with U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines and who shared their family history with their provider, fewer than 20% were referred for genetic counseling, and only 8% had undergone genetic testing (cited Bellcross et al. as reference 35).

Components of the Risk Assessment Process

Added Berliner et al. as reference 6.

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.