Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 418416, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/418416
Research Article

Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Training Needs of Italian Residents on Genetic Tests for Hereditary Breast and Colorectal Cancer

1Section of Hygiene, Department of Public Health, Institute of Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F. Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
2University Clinical-Hospital Center “Dr. Dragisa Misovic-Dedinje”, Milana Tepica 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
3Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
4IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Via della Pisana 235, 00163 Rome, Italy

Received 27 January 2014; Revised 27 May 2014; Accepted 2 June 2014; Published 23 June 2014

Academic Editor: Paolo Boffetta

Copyright © 2014 Nikola Panic et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, “Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome,” Nature, vol. 409, pp. 860–921, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. E. S. Lander, “Initial impact of the sequencing of the human genome,” Nature, vol. 470, no. 7333, pp. 187–197, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. “Physicians as guardians of genetic knowledge,” The Lancet, vol. 377, no. 9770, p. 967, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. W. G. Feero and E. D. Green, “Genomics education for health care professionals in the 21st century,” The Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 306, no. 9, pp. 989–990, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. C. Marzuillo, C. de Vito, S. Boccia et al., “Knowledge, attitudes and behavior of physicians regarding predictive genetic tests for breast and colorectal cancer,” Preventive Medicine, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 477–482, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. J. Bethea, N. Qureshi, N. Drury, and P. Guilbert, “The impact of genetic outreach education and support to primary care on practitioner's confidence and competence in dealing with familial cancers,” Community Genetics, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 289–294, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. J. C. Carroll, A. L. Rideout, B. J. Wilson et al., “Genetic education for primary care providers: improving attitudes, knowledge, and confidence,” Canadian Family Physician, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. e92–e99, 2009. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. N. Drury, J. Bethea, P. Guilbert, and N. Qureshi, “Genetics support to primary care practitioners—a demonstration project,” Journal of Genetic Counseling, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 583–591, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. F. S. Collins, “Preparing health professionals for the genetic revolution,” The Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 278, no. 15, pp. 1285–1286, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. F. Becker, C. G. van El, D. Ibarreta et al., “Genetic testing and common disorders in a public health framework: how to assess relevance and possibilities. background document to the ESHG recommendations on genetic testing and common disorders,” European Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 19, supplement 1, pp. S6–S44, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. R. T. Acton, N. M. Burst, L. Casebeer et al., “Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Alabama's primary care physicians regarding cancer genetics,” Academic Medicine, vol. 75, no. 8, pp. 850–852, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. S. Batra, H. Valdimarsdottir, M. McGovern, S. Itzkowitz, and K. Brown, “Awareness of genetic testing for colorectal cancer predisposition among specialists in gastroenterology,” The American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 729–733, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. C. A. Bellcross, K. Kolor, K. A. B. Goddard, R. J. Coates, M. Reyes, and M. J. Khoury, “Awareness and utilization of BRCA1/2 testing among U.S. primary care physicians,” The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 61–66, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. M. Escher and A.-P. Sappino, “Primary care physicians' knowledge and attitudes towards genetic testing for breast-ovarian cancer predisposition,” Annals of Oncology, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 1131–1135, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. R. Klitzman, W. Chung, K. Marder et al., “Attitudes and practices among internists concerning genetic testing,” Journal of Genetic Counseling, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 90–100, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. I. Nippert, H. J. Harris, C. Julian-Reynier et al., “Confidence of primary care physicians in their ability to carry out basic medical genetic tasks—a European survey in five countries—part 1,” Journal of Community Genetics, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1–11, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. G. Pichert, D. Dietrich, P. Moosmann, M. Zwahlen, R. A. Stahel, and A.-P. Sappino, “Swiss primary care physicians' knowledge, attitudes and perception towards genetic testing for hereditary breast cancer,” Familial Cancer, vol. 2, no. 3-4, pp. 153–158, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. K. J. Ready, M. S. Daniels, C. C. Sun, S. K. Peterson, H. Northrup, and K. H. Lu, “Obstetrics/gynecology residents' knowledge of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and lynch syndrome,” Journal of Cancer Education, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 401–404, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. L. Wideroff, S. T. Vadaparampil, M. H. Greene, S. Taplin, L. Olson, and A. N. Freedman, “Hereditary breast/ovarian and colorectal cancer genetics knowledge in a national sample of US physicians,” Journal of Medical Genetics, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 749–755, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. L. Wilkins-Haug, L. D. Hill, M. L. Power, G. B. Holzman, and J. Schulkin, “Gynecologists' training, knowledge, and experiences in genetics: a survey,” Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 421–424, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. K. J. Hofman, E. S. Tambor, G. A. Chase, G. Geller, R. R. Faden, and N. A. Holtzman, “Physicians' knowledge of genetics and genetic tests,” Academic Medicine, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 625–632, 1993. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus