Disparities in Genetic Testing for Heritable Solid-Tumor Malignancies.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Genetic testing offers providers a potentially life saving tool for identifying and intervening in high-risk individuals. However, disparities in receipt of genetic testing have been consistently demonstrated and undoubtedly have significant implications for the populations not receiving the standard of care. If correctly used, there is the potential for genetic testing to play a role in decreasing health disparities among individuals of different races and ethnicities. However, if genetic testing continues to revolutionize cancer care while being disproportionately distributed, it also has the potential to widen the existing mortality gap between various racial and ethnic populations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dillon, J; Ademuyiwa, FO; Barrett, M; Moss, HA; Wignall, E; Menendez, C; Hughes, KS; Plichta, JK

Published Date

  • January 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 126

PubMed ID

  • 34776060

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5042

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soc.2021.08.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States