GPs need more training in cancer geneticsBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7322.1149b (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1149
- Roger Dobson
General practitioners need more help and education to help them to make risk assessments of patients with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
Researchers who questioned a group of GPs found that only 1 in 4 knew the three most important criteria for risk assessment.
In the study, researchers from the department of primary health care at Oxford University sent a questionnaire to 282 GP principals asking them to make decisions on six simulated cases …