Special Issue "Web-Based and/or Family-Focused Interventions Facilitating Cancer Predisposition Cascade Genetic Screening"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
2. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow, Princeton, NJ, USA
Interests: cancer prevention and control; web-based and family-focused interventions for hereditary cancer syndromes; cancer predisposition cascade genetic testing
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In many countries around the world, privacy laws for the protection of information regarding genetic testing dictate that communication of test results and predisposition to hereditary cancer syndromes (i.e., HBOC and Lynch syndrome) is initiated solely by the person identified with the pathogenic variant and never from the medical clinic. An essentially medical task, i.e., communication of cancer risk and possible testing, relies on mutation carriers as primary communicators with their at-risk relatives. This strategy has significant limitations in both ensuring contact with the appropriate people and the transmission of accurate information and hinders the potential for cancer predisposition cascade genetic testing.
Technology could play a significant role in facilitating communication and access to genetic information and services for families with hereditary predisposition to cancer. This Special Issue of Cancers gives an opportunity to describe recent and original research and/or reviews regarding cancer predisposition cascade genetic screening. We are particularly interested in the development or application of new platforms, and in approaches that address reaching at-risk relatives and facilitating their access to genetic services. (If you would like to discuss an idea for a paper before committing, please contact the Guest Editor or the Editorial Office.)
Prof. Dr. Maria C. Katapodi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cancers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- cascade genetic testing
- family communication
- access to genetic services