Fears continue over genetic discrimination:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The vast majority of cancer genetic counsellors who took part in a US survey on genetic testing said they would undergo such testing if they were at risk of being a cancer gene carrier. However, 68% said they would not bill genetic testing charges to their insurance company and 82% would not want their carrier status documented in their medical records if they tested positive. "[This study] underscores the need for better legislation in this area," said Ellen Matloff of the Yale Cancer Centre where the study took place.