The rapid growth in the use of genetic testing for heritable cancers and other diseases has led to the establishment of many committees to assess the status and future implications of such testing.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published a statement on genetic testing for cancer susceptibility in May 1996.
In that statement, ASCO recognized the need for a major initiative to develop courses and other educational materials for ASCO members and other health care professionals that were pertinent to cancer genetics and the role of cancer predisposition testing in clinical oncology.
These curriculum guidelines represent an effort to promote formal instruction on the assessment and management of familial cancer risks in training programs and continuing education courses.
An Ad hoc Task Force was created from the ASCO membership and other professional organizations.
Goals of ASCO's cancer genetics education initiative, curriculum guidelines, and plans for implementation of the curriculum have been developed. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Héréditaire, Homme, Médecin, Cancérologie, Déterminisme génétique, Formation professionnelle, Programme enseignement, Recommandation, Maladie héréditaire, Génétique, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Hereditary, Human, Physician, Cancerology, Genetic inheritance, Occupational training, Educational program, Recommendation, Genetic disease, Genetics, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0305943
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 15/07/1997.