Integrating genetic and genomic information into effective cancer care in diverse populations

L. Fashoyin-Aje, K. Sanghavi, K. Bjornard, J. Bodurtha

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of issues in the integration of genetic (related to hereditary DNA) and genomic (related to genes and their functions) information in cancer care for individuals and families who are part of health care systems worldwide, from low to high resourced. National and regional cancer plans have the potential to integrate genetic and genomic information with a goal of identifying and helping individuals and families with and at risk of cancer. Healthcare professionals and the public have the opportunity to increase their genetic literacy and communication about cancer family history to enhance cancer control, prevention, and tailored therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbermdt264
Pages (from-to)vii48-vii54
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Volume24
Issue numberSUPPLEMENT7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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