Journal article

Evaluation of a Mainstream Model of Genetic Testing for Men With Prostate Cancer.

Tahlia Scheinberg, Annabel Goodwin, Emilia Ip, Anthony Linton, Blossom Mak, David P Smith, Martin R Stockler, Madeleine C Strach, Ben Tran, Alison L Young, Alison Y Zhang, Kate L Mahon, Lisa G Horvath

JCO Oncology Practice | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2021


PURPOSE: To identify the approximately 12% with inherited cancer predisposition, all men with metastatic prostate cancer (mPC) should be offered germline genetic testing. This guides treatment choices and impacts cancer prevention in the family. Limited genetic services globally present a barrier to testing. This study tested a potential solution, "mainstreaming," where counseling and testing are performed by the patient's oncologist. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Men with mPC at three Australian sites were offered germline genetic testing at their medical oncology appointment. Panel testing (ATM, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CHEK2, EPCAM, FANCA, HOXB13, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, NBN, PALB2, PMS2, RAD51D, and TP53)..

View full abstract

Funding Acknowledgements

Cancer Institute NSWSydney Catalyst, University of Sydney, Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, NSW

Citation metrics