Changes to This Summary (07/23/2013)
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Added text about a study of 1,181 California physicians and nurse practitioners that examined knowledge gaps and perceptions about cancer genetic testing, genetic discrimination, and genetic nondiscrimination laws.
Added text to state that the receipt of genetic feedback for BRCA1/2 and mismatch repair gene testing by letter, rather than a face-to-face genetic counseling feedback session, has been investigated (cited Voorwinden et al. as reference 28).
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