Genetic Testing

Racial disparities in healthcare impact post-surgery outcomes

July 29, 2020

ByLindsey Carr

A new report in Pediatrics investigated whether black children were likely to have more complications and greater mortality following surgery than their white peers.

Managing BRCA results from 23andMe

May 15, 2020

During a routine office visit, a patient mentions that she recently submitted a saliva sample to 23andMe. The company performed BRCA analysis and the patient wants to discuss the results with you. How should you approach the discussion?

Genetic associations with PCOS

April 29, 2020

ByLindsey Carr

A new study suggests that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be linked to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the Hippo pathways.

Genetic testing for BRCA: Which NCCN criteria tell the tale?

September 09, 2019

ByBob Kronemyer

Guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) list seven criteria for genetic testing in women with breast cancer.

Quiz: How much do you know about genetic testing?

September 09, 2019

ByLinda Marie Wetzel, RN

This quiz reviews some of the major takeaways from the February 2019 article, New tools for counseling on prenatal genetic testing.

A novel computerized decision tool for aneuploidy screening

August 06, 2019

ByBob Kronemyer

A decision aid for aneuploidy screening and testing could provide women with knowledge comparable to genetic counseling alone, according to new research.

Assessing patient satisfaction with simplified BRCA1/2 testing

August 06, 2019

ByBob Kronemyer

As simplified and streamlined BRCA1/2 testing becomes more available, a new study examined whether patients prefer this method of counseling.

NCCN guidelines for genetic testing

July 31, 2019

ByAbigail Beard, MD|Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM

Almost 25% of women with breast cancer have a family history of the disease and, those who do have a higher risk of developing cancer.

11 tips for guiding patients considering prenatal testing

July 31, 2019

ByMary Norton, MD|Renée L. Chard, MSc, CGC

These 11 statements to guide decision-making with patients can help patients fully consider their values and preferences in regard to prenatal testing.

Eight indications for referral to genetic counseling

July 25, 2019

ByMary E. Norton, MD|Renée L. Chard, MSc, CGC

Obstetricians need to have a strategy to provide basic pretest education and counseling to their pregnant patients.