Journal of Genetic Counseling

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 1–27 | Cite as

Presented Abstracts from the Twenty-Fourth Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (Los Angeles, California, November 2005)

  • Deborah Eunpu
  • Stephanie Brewster


Abstracts have been arranged by the Abstract Committee into the following categories:
  1. 1.

    Award Papers

  2. 2.

    Adult Genetics

  3. 3.

    Cancer Genetics

  4. 4.

    Counseling and Psychoscial Issues

  5. 5.


  6. 6.

    Genetic Testing and Research

  7. 7.

    Pediatric Issues

  8. 8.

    Pre- and Perinatal Issues

  9. 9.

    Professional Issues



The Beth Fine Kaplan Student Abstract Award

Satisfaction with Genetic Counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Among African American Women

S. Charles, L. Kessler, A. Collier, K. Brewster, C. Smith, and C. Hughes Halbert

Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania

Genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutations is currently being integrated into the clinical management of women who have personal and family histories suggestive of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Previous research suggests that African American women may differ in their responses to genetic counseling for breast cancer. Though efforts are now underway to increase the effectiveness of...


Genetic Counseling Hereditary Breast Cancer Cancer Risk Assessment Compassion Fatigue Family Health History 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nemours Children's ClinicJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.Children's HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Nemours Children's ClinicJacksonvilleUSA

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