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Genetic Counselling Across Culture and Health Systems: Australia

  • Finlay MacraeEmail author
  • Clara Gaff
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Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA, volume 5)

Abstract

Australia is a multicultural society where the Anglo-celtic heritage and institutions dominate the culture of the country. In this chapter, the health care system, the centralization of cancer care and cancer registries, and cancer family registries will be discussed. A detailed discussion of the approach to genetic counselling including the training of genetic counsellors, research, and privacy issues among others will be included.

Keywords

Genetic counselling Hereditary colorectal cancer Surveillance Genetic testing Cancer registries Family registries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colorectal Medicine and GeneticsThe Royal Melbourne HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Genetic Health ServicesMurdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia

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