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Nurse practitioners & genetic counselors: Collaborative roles in a complex system

Senter, Leigha MS, LGC; Hatfield, Rachée MS, BSN, RN, CNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000470355.00838.a2

Abstract: In the United States, the lifetime risk of cancer is approximately 50% for men and 33% for women. Approximately 10% of these individuals have an inherited predisposition and substantially increased cancer risk. This article discusses an approach to identifying and managing patients based on a high-risk breast clinic model.

Leigha Senter is a licensed genetic counselor and associate clinical professor at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Rachée Hatfield is a certified nurse practitioner at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, Department of Surgical Oncology at the Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

The authors have disclosed the following financial relationships: BioReference Labs and Georgetown University.

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