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That tumor you’re going to get tomorrow … maybe: making an informed decision

Abstract

With the recent progress in predictive medicine several problems have emerged regarding the ethical aspects of genetic testing. The role of the doctor in communicating the consequences of such testing to the patient has become more important than ever in allowing the potential patient to make an informed decision.

Tumori 2015; 101(4): e113 - e114

Article Type: SHORT COMMUNICATION

DOI:10.5301/tj.5000350

Authors

Enrico Aitini, Francesca Adami, Sandro Barni, Alberto Zaniboni

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has any financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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Authors

Affiliations

  • Department of Medical Oncology, Hospital of Suzzara, Mantova - Italy
  • Genetic Counselling Department of Medical Oncology, Carlo Poma Hospital, Mantova - Italy
  • Department of Oncology, Medical Oncology Unit, Hospital of Treviglio, Bergamo - Italy
  • Department of Medical Oncology, Poliambulanza Foundation, Brescia - Italy

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