Clinical Tools

Course 1: Collecting Family History

Family History Collection Tool
A tool to help health care providers collect family history information to be able to assess underlying genetic risk.

Pedigree Tool
A tool to assist in the creation and interpretation of standardized human pedigree nomenclature.

Course 2: Identifying Red Flags & Patterns

Family History Risk Assessment Tool
A tool to help health care providers identify red flags and categorize, or stratify cancer risk based on family history. This tool includes a summary of select risk algorithms and models.

Inheritance Patterns
Common inheritance patterns of conditions with an underlying genetic component.

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome.

Lynch Syndrome Factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Lynch syndrome.

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Syndrome Factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis syndrome.

Accessing Genetic Services Tool
A tool to help find genetics professionals and communicate with patients about a genetics referral.

Course 3: Categorizing Risk

Family History Risk Assessment Tool
A tool to help health care providers identify red flags and categorize, or stratify cancer risk based on family history. This tool includes a summary of select risk algorithms and models.

Inheritance Patterns
Common inheritance patterns of conditions with an underlying genetic component.

Accessing Genetic Services Tool
A tool to help find genetics professionals and communicate with patients about a genetics referral.

Course 4: Management

Cancer Screening Tool
This tool summarizes professional society guidance about screening for individuals at average, increased, and high risk of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer.

Accessing Genetic Services Tool
A tool to help find genetics professionals and communicate with patients about a genetics referral.

Course 5: Pretest Decisions & Considerations

Pretest counseling factsheet
A tool to help discuss key points during pre-test counseling session.

Accessing Genetic Services Tool
A tool to help find genetics professionals and communicate with patients about a genetics referral.

Genes and cancer risks associated with syndromes
A factsheet to help identify genetically related cancers.

Components of a GC session fact sheet
A factsheet that discusses the core components of a cancer genetic counseling session.

Course 6: Interpreting Genetic Testing Results

Results interpretation tool
This tool addresses key points in interpreting genetic testing and summarizes general clinical interpretations based on positive, negative, and variant of uncertain significance results.

Hereditary cancer management factsheet
This factsheet lists evidence-based guidelines and professional society publications that address management of hereditary and familial cancer.

Course 7: Genetic Testing Technologies

Test Methods Resource (for Apple iBooks or pdf)
This interactive resource provides detailed information about common types of genetic testing, including indications for use and benefits and limitations.

Comparing technologies factsheet
This factsheet provides a quick reference for the detection capabilities for common types of genetic testing, such as gene sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis.

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome.

Lynch Syndrome factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Lynch syndrome.

Course 8: Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome.

Related cancers factsheet
A factsheet to help identify genetically related cancers.

Communicating risk factsheet
CA factsheet with information about types of risk and key communication points.

Communicating with relatives about testing factsheet
A factsheet that provides tips to facilitate family communication about genetic risk and testing options.

Course 9: Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer Risk

Lynch Syndrome Factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Lynch syndrome.

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Syndrome Factsheet
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis syndrome.

Related cancers factsheet
A factsheet to help identify genetically related cancers.

Communicating with relatives about testing factsheet
A factsheet that provides tips to facilitate family communication about genetic risk and testing options.

Course 10: Genetic Testing Process

Informed Consent Checklist
Lists the key points to communicate in informed consent.