Welcome to the
Genetics Resource Hub

Committed to supporting you

The field of genetics is constantly evolving as new data emerges linking genes and disease. As your partner in genetic testing, we’re working to gather the most up-to-date resources in one central location: this Genetics Resource Hub.

The hub also includes resources to help educate the rest of your patients’ healthcare team—and your patients themselves.

This resource page includes:

Referral letters to reach more patients

You see patients all day long, but what about the patients that are not getting referred to you or another genetics professional?

We have developed template letters that you can share with ordering clinicians in your clinic or institution that highlight the importance of genetic testing, the types of patients who should be referred, and space to add a personal note and your contact information.

Patient resources

We have created a few brochures and videos for you to share with your patients when speaking to them about genetic testing. Check back each month as we add more to this library!

Patient testing guides

Understanding hereditary breast cancer

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Understanding hereditary colorectal cancer

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Genetic testing for hereditary heart conditions

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Patient videos
 

Family history

Why is it important to know your family history? 

Robin Bennett MS, LGC, PhD Hon.

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What are the key questions to ask your family? 

Robin Bennett MS, LGC, PhD Hon.

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What does a genetic counselor do with my family history information?

Andrea Forman MS, LCGC

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Test results

If I test positive, what does it mean for my family? 

Robin Bennett MS, LGC, PhD Hon.

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What does it mean to have a negative test result for cancer? 

Andrea Forman MS, LCGC

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How does my genetic testing result affect health insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance?

Andrea Forman MS, LCGC

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Genetic counseling

Who should go to see a genetic counselor? 

Robin Bennett MS, LGC, PhD Hon.


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Clinician resources

As genetic counselors and clinicians work closer and closer together, we have partnered with OncLive to bring you several videos to help clinicians understand all aspects of genetic testing for breast cancer.

Value of a genetic counselor in genetic testing

Claudine J. Isaacs, MD

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Choosing a smaller or larger multi-gene panel

Claudine J. Isaacs, MD; Adam M. Brufsky, MD; Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD

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Genetic risk assessment for breast cancer

Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD; Adam M. Brufsky, MD; Claudine J. Isaacs, MD

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Webinars

How to test a test
Steve Lincoln discusses the questions you should be asking of your genetic testing provider

Mosaic genetic variants in hereditary germline genetic testing: the expected and the unexpected
Anne Deucher, PhD discusses mosaicism in germline genetic testing

Full PMS2 at Invitae: Cheaper, faster, better
Dan Kvitek discusses Invitae’s methodology in sequencing the full PMS2 gene, including exons 12-15.

Quick resources

  

Invitae resources

Gene of the Week

Each week, Invitae develops and shares a clinic note for a not-so-common gene.

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Genetics Provider Network

Join our Genetic Provider Network so we can help connect patients to you.

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Advocacy community

Join the community changing healthcare for good.

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Professional organizations

National Society for Genetic Counselors (NSGC)

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American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

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Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

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