How should we discuss genetic testing with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer? Design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of two models of delivering education about treatment-focused genetic testing to younger women newly diagnosed with breast cancer

K. Watts, B. Meiser, G. Mitchell, J. Kirk, Christobel Saunders, M Peate, J Duffy, P Kelly, M. Gleeson, K Barlow-Stewart, B. Rahman, M Friedlander, K. Tucker

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    Abstract

    [Truncated abstract] Background: Germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation testing offered shortly after a breast cancer diagnosis to inform women’s treatment choices - treatment-focused genetic testing ‘TFGT’ - has entered clinical practice in specialist centers and is likely to be soon commonplace in acute breast cancer management, especially for younger women. Yet the optimal way to deliver information about TFGT to younger women newly diagnosed with breast cancer is not known, particularly for those who were not suspected of having a hereditary breast cancer syndrome prior to their cancer diagnosis. Also, little is known about the behavioral and psychosocial impact or cost effectiveness of educating patients about TFGT. This trial aims to examine the impact and efficiency of two models of educating younger women newly diagnosed with breast cancer about genetic testing in order to provide evidence for a safe and effective future clinical pathway for this service....
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-332
    JournalBMC Cancer
    Volume12
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2012

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