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Here you'll find some further resources on cancer and genetics, which you may find useful.
Macmillan has published an online learning course for healthcare professionals, in association with BMJ Learning. This free course includes discussions about assessing genetic risk using family history:
Cancer Research UK has online information for health professionals on genes and cancer|.
The NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre's website| has information organised into sections on: Learning genetics|, Teaching genetics| and Genetics in practice|. Resources on its website include:
Cancer Commissioning Guidance (2009), section 3.2 Cancer family history services NHS commissioning guidance (found in the Prevention section). Developed by the National Cancer Action Team (NCAT).
Genetics White Paper Progress Review (2008)
Cancer Reform Strategy (2007), particularly paragraphs 2.46-2.54, which address genetics services, including the cancer genetics programme.
Genetics White Paper, Our inheritance, Our future: Realising the potential of genetics in the NHS (2003). The White Paper resulted in funding for a number of initiatives, including the cancer genetics programme, to develop models of integrating genetics into NHS services.
All Macmillan information about cancer is free. For further reading, please visit our cancer and genetics pages|.
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