Answering needs and deficits: The 2013 APHA Cancer genomics in public health policy statement
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
List two examples each of cancer genomic predictive and diagnostic testing Articulate the goals of genome-wide association studies and gene expression profiling for four cancer types Cite two policy approaches to the challenges posed by direct-to-consumer oncogenomic testing Supply an example each of recent professional society, institutional (health care system), and governmental (judicial, legislative, and regulatory) policies in cancer genomics Assess whether current Medicaid and Medicare policies are sufficient to cover genetic testing and counseling for familial breast and ovarian cancer and Lynch syndrome for individuals at-risk
Keyword(s): Genetics, Cancer
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Dissemination Activities Director of the University of Michigan Center for Public Health and Community Genomics, having engaged in the teaching and research of genomics policy since 1992. I have multiple publications in the area of public health genomics, technical and policy aspects. I served as the chair of the APHA Genomics Forum Policy Committee from 2012-2013, and was principal author of the 2013 APHA "Advancing Cancer Genomics in Public Health" policy statement.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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