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Ontario Cancer Genetics Hub In The Works

Read our latest blog, “Ontario Cancer Genetics Hub In The Works” by Patricia Joyce Thangaraj, where Program Manager at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Lauren Hughes speaks about an Ontario cancer genetics hub that The Ontario Hereditary Cancer Research Network (OHCRN) is working on building. Some of the highlights include: • Building The Hub • Factors To Consider • Obstacles In Data Collection • Identifying The Needs Of Patients And Clinicians • A Unified System • Meeting The Needs Of Patients And Clinicians • Benefits For Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Patients In Both Rural And Urban Ontario It continues from last week’s blog entitled, “The Rebirth of Genetic Testing in Ontario,” where Medical Director, Genetics and Cancer Early Detection, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Dr. Raymond Kim highlighted the changes in genetic testing in Ontario.

The Rebirth of Genetic Testing in Ontario

Read our latest blog, “The Rebirth of Genetic Testing in Ontario,” by Patricia Thangaraj, where Medical Geneticist and Medical Director, Genetics and Cancer Early Detection, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Dr. Raymond Kim highlights the changes in genetic testing guidelines in Ontario, which makes the eligibility criteria for cancer patients, survivors and previvors in this province less restrictive. Some of the changes include gene sequencing now been done in Ontario labs, less restrictive genetic testing guidelines and the inclusion of other cancers such as pancreatic cancer.

Have a Conversation with Your Oncologist About Genetic Counselling

Read Annie Parker Foundation’s latest blog, “Have a Conversation with Your Oncologist About Genetic Counselling” by Patricia Thangaraj, which shares why it is important for breast cancer survivors who either may not have had genetic testing done previously or who may have had genetic testing done more than five years ago to have a conversation with their oncologist about getting referred for genetic counselling.

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