Saturday, March 19, 2005

Do it yourself cancer gene testing raises concerns

href="http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/330/7492/617-a?
ck=nck" target=_blank>A US company is offering genetic tests for
susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer direct to consumers.
Representatives of DNA Direct insist that the counselling and testing
that they provide is identical with what a woman would get at a cancer
centre—with the exception that she receives test results and
counselling by telephone and online, rather than in person. But critics
say that the approach puts women and their doctors at risk of not
getting the whole story.

posted by ryan griffis  # 1:50 PM

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