Search Resources (English): Genetic screening

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Risk, biotechnology and political rationality: lessons from women's accounts of breast cancer risks

Analyzes how women make sense of their personal risks for breast cancer, and how they feel about their ability to exert control over the disease, as individuals or as members of a group.

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Published: 2000
Contribution of BRCA1/2 mutation testing to risk assessment for susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer, monograph

Provides a literature review with respect to: the prevalence of BRCA1/2 mutations in HBOC families, breast or ovarian cancer cases, and certain founder populations, the available risk assessment models, and more.

Published: 2006
Contribution of BRCA1/2 mutation testing to risk assessment for susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer: summary report

Describes the nature of the evidence concerning the use of this genetic technology and discusses the unresolved questions and uncertainties that complicate the decision-making process.

Published: 2006
Genetic testing for late onset diseases: in-depth thematic analysis of policy and jurisdictional issues

provides an overview of current issues relevant to genetic testing, and analyzes the major factors shaping policy recommendations by drawing on European and North American literature.

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Published: 2001
BRCA1 and BRCA2 predictive genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancers: a systematic review of clinical evidence
Evaluates the analytical and clinical validity of BRCA1/2 genetic testing and discusses the ethical and psychosocial issues inherent in BRCA1/2 testing. (See Details)
Published: 2006
"Breast cancer genes": myths and facts. From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and the Council for Responsible Genetics
Discusses the geneticization of breast cancer, the discovery of the so-called "breast cancer genes" (BRCA-1 and BRCA-2), and the positive and negative effects of genetic screening for breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Should we expand prenatal screening?
Examines the general question of what kind(s) of prenatal screening, if any, can improve the health of women and children in the population. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Guest editorial on public health aspects of breast cancer gene testing in Canada
Outlines the scientific and social status of testing for genes which are associated with the development of breast and ovarian cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health
Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Dealing with the probabilities and risks of hereditary breast cancer
Discusses genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk. Looks at management options for carriers. (See Details)
Published: 2006