Resources

Dig Deeper and Learn: Cancer Genetics

Breast Cancer 

Education: ACOG: BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutations FAQACS: Breast CancerCDC: Breast Cancer | Sharsheret: Your Jewish Genes | Sharsheret: How Do I Tell My Children about My Cancer Gene? | Sharsheret: The Jewish Breast & Ovarian Cancer Community

Guidelines: NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Cancer | ASBS: Consensus Guideline for Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer | ACOG: Practice Bulletin for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Colorectal Cancer 

Education: CDC: What is Colon Cancer?ACS: Colorectal CancerMayo Clinic: Colon Cancer 

Guidelines: NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Cancer | NCCN: Colorectal Cancer Screening | BJM Rapid Recommendations: Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a clinical practice guideline | ACP: Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Adults: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians

Ovarian Cancer

Education: ACOG: Ovarian Cancer FAQ ACOG: Endometrial Cancer FAQ | CDC: Gynecologic Cancers  | National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 

Guidelines: NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Cancer | NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Cancer | Society of Gynecologic Oncology: Risk Assessment for Inherited Gynecologic Cancer Predispositions

Pancreatic Cancer

Education: ACS: Pancreatic Cancer  | Mayo Clinic: Pancreatic Cancer | Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 

Guidelines: NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Education: ACS: Prostate Cancer | CDC: Prostate Cancer  | Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) | Us Too  | Zero Cancer 

Guidelines: NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Cancer | NCCN: Prostate Cancer

Stomach Cancer

EducationACS: Stomach Cancer  | Mayo Clinic: Stomach Cancer  | NCI: Stomach Cancer  | No Stomach for Cancer 

Guidelines: NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Cancer

Uterine/Endometrial Cancer

Education: ACOG: Ovarian Cancer FAQ ACOG: Endometrial Cancer FAQ | CDC: Gynecologic Cancers  | National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 

Guidelines: NCCN: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Cancer | Society of Gynecologic Oncology: Risk Assessment for Inherited Gynecologic Cancer Predispositions

Other Guidelines & Statements Related to Cancer Genetics

ACMG: Referral Indications for Cancer Predisposition Assessment

ASCO: Genetic and Genomic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility 

CDC: Applications for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Lynch Syndrome

ACOG: Practice Bulletin for Lynch Syndrome

ASCRS: Surgical Treatment for Patients with Lynch Syndrome

CDC: Applications for Lynch Syndrome

 

Dig Deeper and Learn: Prenatal Genetics

Prenatal Genetic Screening

ACOG: Prenatal Genetic Screening FAQ | ACOG: Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis Tests FAQ Cooper Genomics: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (video)* | Myriad: Prenatal Genetic Screening Patient Education (video)Victor Center: Jewish Genetic Diseases 

Extended Carrier Screening

ACOG: Carrier Screening FAQ 

Newborn Screening

Baby’s First Test

Trisomy

NORD: Trisomy 13 SyndromeGHR: Trisomy 13 | NORD: Trisomy 18 Syndrome | GHR: Trisomy 18GHR: Down SyndromeNational Down Syndrome Society |Trisomy 18 Foundation | SOFT 

Cystic Fibrosis

ACOG: Cystic Fibrosis FAQ | Claire’s Place Foundation (Cystic Fibrosis) | Cystic Fibrosis FoundationCysticFibrosis.com 

Fragile X Syndrome

NORD: Fragile X SyndromeGHR: Fragile X Syndrome | CDC: What is Fragile X Syndrome? | National Fragile X Foundation | Xtraordinary Joy 

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

NORD: Spinal Muscular Atrophy | GHR: Spinal Muscular AtrophyMDA: Spinal Muscular AtrophyCure SMATogether in SMA 

Hemoglobinopathies

CDC: Sickle Cell DiseaseCDC: Thalassemia | GHR: Alpha Thalassemia | GHR: Beta ThalassemiaCDC: Hemoglobinopathies Project

Guidelines for Prenatal Genetics

NSGC: Prenatal Cell-free DNA Screening
ACMG: Noninvasive Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy (2016 Update)
ACOG: Carrier Screening in the Age of Genomic Medicine
ACOG: Carrier Screening for Genetic Conditions
ACMG: Position Statement on Prenatal/Preconception Expanded Carrier Screening
ACMG: Carrier Screening of individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent
ASRM: Pre-pregnancy Counseling
ACOG: Microarrays and Next-Generation Sequencing: The Use of Advanced Genetic Diagnostic Tools in Obstetrics and Gynecology
ACOG: Practice Bulletin on Prenatal Diagnostic Testing for Genetic Disorders
ACMG: Statement on Guidance for Genetic Counseling in Advanced Paternal Age 

Family History Information 

CDC: Family Health History

NIH: Why is it important to know my family medical history?

Tools for Collecting Family Health History 

FamHis

Surgeon General: My Family Health Portrait

NIH: Families SHARE

Family HealthLink

TapGenes

Discussing Family Health History & Diagnoses with Children 

Proactive Genes

Adoptee and Unexpected Results Resources

WatershedDNA

 

 

 

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