Cancer

The Role of the Genetic Counselor in Cancer Care

The role of genetic testing in cancer care is always expanding, both through determining a patient’s predisposition to certain types of hereditary cancer, and by helping doctors develop a targeted and personalized approach to care for individual patients.

Courtney Rice, a certified genetic counselor with the TriHealth Cancer Institute, provides more information in this video about the role of genetic testing and genetic counselors in providing cancer care. She also answers questions about the future of genetic testing, how professional genetic testing compares to direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and whether or not insurance will cover the cost of genetic counseling for patients.

 

Tags Cancer , Innovation and Research , Prevention and Early Detection

Last Updated: September 02, 2020