Are we ready for personalized cancer risk management? The view from breast-care providers

Hiroko Komatsu, Kaori Yagasaki

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Personalized medicine, the tailoring of prevention and treatment, is the future of routine clinical practice. This approach has started to appear in genetic testing for predisposition to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). We explored how breast-care providers perceived HBOC risk management, using grounded theory. This study found that the frontline healthcare providers perceived HBOC risk management as still being neglected in breast cancer care. Emerging challenges included treatment priority, hesitancy to deal with sensitive issues, easily missed risks, genetic data not being shared among multidisciplinary professionals, and patients being lost to follow-up. Oncology nurses are ideally placed to facilitate communication and utilization of genetic information among multidisciplinary professionals. Specialized outpatient clinics need to be established to follow up individuals at high risk. There is a need to create a system to meet the future demands of personalized medicine in nursing practice.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)39-45
ページ数7
ジャーナルInternational journal of nursing practice
20
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 2月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 看護学(全般)

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