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Research Article

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

Table 1

The demographic and professional characteristics of responding residents ( ).

Variables %

 Male141 38.8%
Age (years)
Professional areai
Clinical activity
Exposure to cancer genetic testing during graduate training
Postgraduate training courses in epidemiology and EBM
English language knowledge
 Very low92.5%
Hours per week dedicated to continuing medical education
Patient request of cancer genetic tests in the previous year*
Personal or family history of breast cancer
Personal or family history of colorectal cancer
Promotional material about breast cancer received in the previous year
Promotional material about colorectal cancer received in the previous year

EBM: evidence based medicine.
iList of specializations according to each area is available in Supplementary Material S1 available online at
*The number of responders was 219 as only physicians with clinical activity were included.

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