Genetics as a tool to improve cancer outcomes: Ethics and policy

Wylie Burke, Nancy Press

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    Genetic research is rapidly increasing the opportunities for the detection of inherited cancer risk. Clinicians and policy makers must ensure the adequate evaluation of the benefits and harms of this new area of practice, address the challenges of family-based detection of individuals at risk and develop practice guidelines and educational strategies that are responsive to rapidly changing knowledge. When the benefits of testing are well established, efforts must also be made to ensure access to genetic services for all who can benefit.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)476-482
    Number of pages7
    JournalNature Reviews Cancer
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Jun 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research


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