Understanding patient and provider perceptions and expectations of genomic medicine

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Abstract

Advances in genome sequencing technology have fostered a new era of clinical genomic medicine. Genetic counselors, who have begun to support patients undergoing multi-gene panel testing for hereditary cancer risk, will review brief clinical vignettes, and discuss early experiences with clinical genomic testing. Their experiences will frame a discussion about how current testing may challenge patient understanding and expectations toward the evaluation of cancer risk and downstream preventive behaviors. J. Surg. Oncol. 2015 111:9–17. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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