Scott M. Weissman, MS, CGC, presented “The Expanding World of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Genetic Counseling Perspective” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in January, 2020.

How to cite: Weissman, Scott M. “The Expanding World of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Genetic Counseling Perspective” January, 2020. Accessed Jun 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/the-expanding-world-of-germline-testing-for-prostate-cancer-genetic-counseling-perspective/

The Expanding World of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Genetic Counseling Perspective – Summary:

Scott M. Weissman, MS, CGC, outlines how the recent boom in genetic testing for prostate cancer has not been met by an equivalent increase in access to genetic counseling. He describes the differences between the shortage of counselors and inefficiencies in access, challenges with insurance coverage for germline testing, and currently available solutions for doctors and patients to get in touch with a counselor.

This educational activity is based on a series of lectures on genetic testing for prostate cancer from the 2019 Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference. Further activities from this conference include:

Germline Predisposition for Prostate Cancer Among African American and Other Minorities: What Do We Know?
Molecular Insights into the Germline for Prostate Cancer Initiation, Progression, and Aggressiveness
Prostate Cancer Screening & Genetic Testing: The NCCN Perspective
The Expanding World of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: A Clinical Trials Perspective
Current Prostate Cancer Genetic Testing Capabilities and Considerations
A Urologist’s Perspective on Germline Testing
Integration of Germline Testing in Prostate Cancer Screening
Current NCCN Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Genetic Testing