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["Screening" in special situations. Assessing predictive genetic screening for hereditary breast and colorectal cancer].

Authors
  • Jonas, Susanna
  • Wild, Claudia
  • Schamberger, Chantal
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für ärztliche Fortbildung und Qualitätssicherung
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2003
Volume
97
Issue
1
Pages
67–71
Identifiers
PMID: 12669692
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

New identification of mutations and demand will lead to an increase of predictive genetic counselling and testing. There is a gap between predictive genetic diagnosis and prediction, prevention, early detection and surgical interventions. These circumstances require a basic strategy. Since predictive genetic diagnosis is a very sensitive issue it is important to deal with it carefully in order to avoid inappropriate hopes. Thus, media, experts and politicians need to consider opportunities and limitations in their daily decision-making processes.

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