Genetic screening

Genetic screening

BRCA1 and BRCA2 predictive genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancers: a systematic review of clinical evidence

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Author: 
Lynda McGahan
Ritsuko Kakuma
Chuong Ho
Ken Bassett
Hussein Z Noorani
Janet Joyce
Judith Allanson
Sherry Taylor
Publisher: 
Technology Report
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Evaluates the analytical and clinical
validity of BRCA1/2 genetic testing and discusses the ethical and psychosocial issues inherent in BRCA1/2 testing.

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ISBN 1894978986 (print)
ISBN 1894978994 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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Author: 
Ingeborg Blancquaert
Julie Tranchemontagne
Lucy Boothroyd
Publisher: 
Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d’intervention en santé
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Quebec, QC

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.

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ISBN 2550463587 (Print)
ISBN 2550463595 (Online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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English
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Author: 
Julie Tranchemontagne
Lucy Boothroyd
Ingeborg Blancquaert
Publisher: 
Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Quebec, QC

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.

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ISBN 2550464540 (Print)
ISBN 2550464559 (PDF)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Dealing with the probabilities and risks of hereditary breast cancer

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Steven Narod
Aletta Poll
Publisher: 
Women's Health: Research and Practice Issues for Canadian Physicians
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk. Looks at management options for carriers.

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Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Author: 
Jessica Polzer
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

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

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Robertson
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Guest editorial on public health aspects of breast cancer gene testing in Canada

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Author: 
Simon B Sutcliffe
Publisher: 
Chronic Diseases
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Outlines the scientific and social status of testing for genes which are associated with the development of breast and ovarian cancer.

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Should we expand prenatal screening?

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Author: 
Abby Lippman
Publisher: 
L'Observatoire de la génétique
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Examines the general question of what kind(s) of prenatal screening, if any, can improve the health of women and children in the population.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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Author: 
Christine E. Jamieson
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

ISBN/ISSN: 
Health Policy Working Paper Series no. 01-02
ISBN 0662310284
ISBN 0662310314
NRGT.C45 2001

"Breast cancer genes": myths and facts. From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and the Council for Responsible Genetics

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

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ISSN 14800039
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