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GPs need more training in cancer genetics

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1149
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    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 …

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