Genetics & Genomics

Next-Generation Gene Sequencing: Looking Beyond Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Sylvia S. Estrada

Bridget LeGrazie

Tammy McKamie

Susan Montgomery

family history, genetic assessment, multigene panel testing
ONF 2015, 42(6), 691-694. DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.691-694

Oncology nurses have long been aware of the significance of recognizing patients’ hereditary risk of cancer. Obtaining an accurate family history is an integral part of patient assessment and has helped to guide referrals for genetic counseling and testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC) and Lynch syndrome.

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