In the third part of a four-part series, Victor R. Cotton, MD, JD, presented “Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer: Ethical & Legal Considerations” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in December 2019. This educational program is supported is Myriad Genetics. Part 1 of this series is available here and Part 2 is available here.
How to cite: Cotton, Victor R. “Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer: Ethical & Legal Considerations” December, 2019. Accessed Mar 2021. https://grandroundsinurology.com/genetic-testing-in-prostate-cancer-ethical-legal-considerations/
Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer: Ethical & Legal Considerations – Summary:
Victor R. Cotton, MD, JD, outlines emerging ethical and legal issues in genetic testing for prostate cancer, as well as how these fit into patient care. He highlights a case where a lack of genetic testing exposed treating physicians to financial liability, discusses inconsistency in lab results and the legal implications of that inconsistency, and gives guidelines for when physicians may or may not be liable if patients are not genetically screened.