Prevention and Early Detection for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
For multiple hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic testing can identify individuals at high risk of cancer who may benefit from specialized prevention, screening, or treatment. Likewise, genetic testing may help guide the future medical care of family members. Unfortunately, many individuals lack access to genetic testing and counseling.
This underuse of genetic testing and counseling is a missed opportunity to identify individuals and their family members who are at increased risk of cancer and who can benefit from cancer screening and preventive interventions.
- Cancer MoonshotSM Blue Ribbon Panel Report (October 2016)
- BRP Working Group Presentations to the National Cancer Advisory Board (September 2016)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Academy of Medicine Genomics and Population Health Action Collaborative