Hereditary Cancer Counseling and Germline Genetic Testing

Book Section (Chapter)

Screening for inherited predisposition to cancer and germline genetic testing are part of the standard of care for breast cancer management, with implications for immediate and survivorship management. The advent of multigene next-generation sequencing panels has increased the complexity of testing while also making it less expensive. The dynamic nature of genetic knowledge and testing technology necessitates ongoing assessment for new or updated genetics evaluation throughout survivorship to maximize the reduction of cancer morbidity and mortality.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Menendez, C; Marcom, PK; Sutton, LM

Duke Editors

Cited Editors

  • Kimmick, GG; Shelby, RA; Sutton, LM

Published Date

  • September 15, 2021

Book Title

  • Common Issues in Breast Cancer Survivors A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management

Start / End Page

  • 305 - 318

Published By

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 303075376X

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783030753764

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-030-75377-1_20