Journal article

Understanding decisions to participate in genomic medicine in children's cancer care: A comparison of what influences parents, health care providers, and the general community.

Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Maria C McCarthy, Laura J McMillan, Michael Sullivan, Lyn Gillam

Pediatric Blood & Cancer | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The emerging role of genomically guided precision medicine in pediatric cancer care presents significant clinical, practical, and ethical challenges. We investigated the factors that influence decision-making in genomic medicine from the perspective of different stakeholders in the context of difficult-to-treat childhood cancer. METHODS: Health care providers (HCPs), parents of childhood cancer survivors, and general community members completed an online discrete choice experiment survey. Respondents considered whether to recommend (HCPs) or choose (parents/community) a genomically guided approach to pediatric cancer treatment. Respondents completed eight choice questions varying..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by Victorian Cancer Agency