Considerations to make when communicating genomic information

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Published: 10 Mar 2023
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Dr Terri McVeigh - The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Dr Terri McVeigh speaks to ecancer about considerations to make when communicating genomic information.

She highlights the inadvertent identification of heritable variants of cancer and the impact of heritable genomic variation.

Dr McVeigh concludes by discussing the communication of genetic and genomic cancer information with patients; how genetic information is inherited and if/how they would disclose the information to their family members. 

She adds that it is good practice to forewarn patients that germline variants may inadvertently be identified and further testing may be required.

This series of lectures is funded by an educational grant from Exact Sciences. There is no influence over content.