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Cancer-Related Genetic Testing and Counseling. Workshop Proceedings


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The Institute of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Forum held a workshop and released the proceedings entitled Cancer-Related Genetic Testing and Counseling.  The workshop focused on the fact that genetic testing and counseling are becoming more complex and important for informing patients and families of the risks and benefits of certain courses of action, but at the same time organized expert programs are in short supply.  The workshop covered the scientific and clinical aspects of genetic testing and counseling as well as workforce and reimbursement issues, among others.

The workshop proceedings capture the discussions and presentations by the speakers and participants.