Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, presented “A Urologist’s Perspective on Germline Testing​” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in November 2019.

How to cite: Cookson, Michael S. “A Urologist’s Perspective on Germline Testing” October, 2019. Accessed Nov 2019. https://grandroundsinurology.com/a-urologists-perspective-on-germline-testing​/

A Urologist’s Perspective on Germline Testing – Summary:

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, stresses that, in the current landscape of increased public awareness and commercial availability of germline testing, urologists must stay informed in order to utilize genetic information for the risk assessment, prevention, and prognosis of prostate cancer, as well as guide treatment selections. Dr. Cookson then reviews the existing guidelines regarding the role of germline testing in managing prostate cancer, including recommendations from the Society of Urologic Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus.