genetic testing

Hereditary cancers in gynecology:  What clinicians need to know
Hereditary cancers in gynecology: What clinicians need to knowThe contribution of hereditary cancer syndromes to many gynecologic malignancies has been increasingly recognized over the past decade. As they often serve as primary care providers, ob/gyns are uniquely positioned to help identify at-risk women before they develop cancer.
Pediatric Pharmacogenomics Offers Treatment Insights
Pediatric Pharmacogenomics Offers Treatment InsightsThink pharmacogenomics is just useful for adults? Think again.
Genetic testing: 3 things managed healthcare executives should knowA new survey on genetic testing has surprisingly results on consumer acceptance and impact for healthcare executives.
Five questions for payers to ask when deciding coverage of genomic testsGenetics and genomics are starting to have an impact on cardiovascular care. Here’s what payers should consider when deciding whether to cover a gene expression test.
Four ways genetic testing is changing cancer careJust as cancer takes many forms, so does genetic testing. Here’s what you need to know.
Genetic testing in oncology: 5 things payers should knowAs genomics continues to evolve, here are five things to know about genetic testing and counseling.
Is genetic testing for cancer survivors underutilized?One study looks at whether or not women with histories of breast or ovarian cancer are receiving necessary genetic testing. Plus: Can in-office hysteroscopy reliably evaluate uterine pathology? Also, researchers say mammographic density changes should be monitored in patients undergoing hormone therapy as a possible indicator of breast cancer.
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisions
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisionsToday there are nearly 67,000 genetic tests. With so many tests available, it can be difficult for MCOs to determine what to cover.
Nystagmus diagnosis begins with thorough eye examA careful clinical workup, along with genetic testing, can help pinpoint what is behind congenital and infantile nystagmus.
Personalized medicine brings big wins to managed careA new report reveals how personalized medicine can make patients healthier while lowering costs.