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An Introduction to Genetic Counseling With Hiam Abdel-Salam, MS, CGC, and Catherine Skefos, MA, MS, CGC

In this first episode of Oncology Data Advisor's new podcast series, "Bridging the Gap in Cancer Care Through Genetic Counseling," Hiam Abdel-Salam and Catherine Skefos provide an introduction to genetic counseling, including how they entered the field, what they do on a day-to-day basis, scenarios in which patients should or should not consider meeting with a genetic counselor, things that are covered in an appointment, and their favorite parts about working as genetic counselors.  

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An Introduction to Genetic Counseling With Hiam Abdel-Salam, MS, CGC, and Catherine Skefos, MA, MS, CGC

In this first episode of Oncology Data Advisor's new podcast series, "Bridging the Gap in Cancer Care Through Genetic Counseling," Hiam Abdel-Salam and Catherine Skefos provide an introduction to genetic counseling, including how they entered the field, what they do on a day-to-day basis, scenarios in which patients should or should not consider meeting with a genetic counselor, things that are covered in an appointment, and their favorite parts about working as genetic counselors.  

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Social Determinants of Health and Genetic Testing in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer With Barb Kunz, MS, LCGC

At the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Oncology Data AdvisorĀ® sat down with Barb Kunz, a Senior Genetic Counselor at the US Oncology Network, to talk about her research on rates of germline testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in patients with triple-negative breast cancers and her presentation on the impacts of social determinants of health on genetic testing.  

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Insights Into Breast Cancer Treatment and Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS

Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS.

For patients with breast cancer, the approach to treatment requires an individualized approach accounting for factors such as genetic risk, symptom management, and more recently, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a breast surgical oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, discusses strategies for successfully incorporating each of these factors into patients' treatment.

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