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. 2019 Feb;35(1):34-46.
doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.12.010. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Guidelines-Based Cancer Risk Assessment


Guidelines-Based Cancer Risk Assessment

Andrea Forman et al. Semin Oncol Nurs. .


Objective: To build skills related to cancer risk assessment including: identification of elevated personal or hereditary cancer risks, incorporation of cancer risk models into clinical care, and reviewing elements of cancer risk education and informed consent.

Data sources: Consensus and professional guidelines and published literature.

Conclusion: Applying consensus guidelines to cancer risk education, along with building partnerships with other providers, is essential for oncology nurses and will ensure proper patient care and follow-up.

Implications for nursing practice: Oncology nursing has embraced advances in genetics and genomics and developed standards of practice that include genetics and genomics competency.

Keywords: Cancer risk assessment; Cancer risk models; Genetic counseling; Genetics; Genomics; Hereditary cancer risk.

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