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  • Posted: 01/22/2014

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Georgetown University researchers find that genetic counseling via telephone is as effective as in-person counseling

The demand for genetic counseling is rapidly increasing as genetic testing for susceptibility to a vast range of diseases is now available. Can telephone counseling deliver the same quality and satisfaction as face-to-face interactions? A study lead by Georgetown researchers says yes.

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NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center logoAmong the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.