Ethical and Legal Implications of Cancer Genetic Testing: Do Physicians Have a Duty to Warn Patients' Relatives About Possible Genetic Risks?
Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology 2008 Sep; 4(5): 229-30
This vignette raises questions about the extent of physicians' obligations to warn relatives of a patient about a hereditary cancer risk.
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Offit, Kenneth; Groeger, Elizabeth; Turner, Sam; Wadsworth, Eve A.; Weiser, Mary A. (2004-09-22)Genetic tests for adult-onset disorders, including common forms of cancer, are now commercially available, and tests for genetic polymorphisms that predict drug effects or toxicity after treatment are under development. ...