Two Fellows Use Online Resources to Boost Genetic Testing

The most commonly cited barriers to testing are lack of awareness, difficulty of access, and cost(USA)….despite known benefits, uptake for genetic testing has been slow: only 1 in 5 individuals use recommended genetic services even when there is a significant family history of colorectal, breast, or ovarian cancer.

Early detection of hereditary cancers and subsequent medical or surgical intervention decreases mortality, therefore this missed opportunity means an immense loss of lives.

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