TITLE

Costs, benefits and limitations of genetic testing for cancer risk

AUTHOR(S)
Ponder, B. A. J.
PUB. DATE
July 1999
SOURCE
British Journal of Cancer;7/1/99 Supplement 1, Vol. 80, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses some issues related to Deoxyribonucleic Acid testing in cancer risk patients. It is inferred that there may be unrealistic expectations about what genetic testing can achieve. Genetic testing can be helpful when the predisposing mutation is known and if there is clinical decision to be based on. Cases of colorectal, uterine, ovarian and breast cancer are some diseases which genetic testing is useful.
ACCESSION #
23185933

 

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