New CT DPH Hereditary Cancer Genomics Resource

Cancer Genomics Best Practices coverWith the rise of personalized medicine, and rapid advances in genomic sequencing technology and diagnostic testing, healthcare providers and consumers have an increased need for accurate information about genetic testing, genomics, and heritable conditions.

In response to these information needs, the Connecticut Department of Public Health Genomics Office has published a new version of Cancer Genomics Best Practices for Connecticut Healthcare Providers. In a concise format, the booklet provides information and resources for healthcare providers, patients, and patient family members about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome (LS, formerly called Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome).

Booklet contents include:

  • Information sheets for providers; information sheets for patients and their families (Spanish versions available for download online);
  • Summaries of the current, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on genetic susceptibility testing for HBOC syndrome and LS;
  • State data on potential cases of hereditary cancer syndromes; and
  • A list of cancer genetic counselors in Connecticut.

Download Cancer Genomics Best Practices for Connecticut Healthcare Providers at www.ct.gov/dph/genomics.

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