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Objective 16: Increase the use of hereditary cancer risk assessment, including genetic counseling and appropriate genetic testing.

STRATEGIES

16.1 Promote a set of referral guidelines (e.g., National Society of Genetic Counselors) for oncologists, gynecologists, surgeons, primary care physicians and health plans for appropriate referral for genetic services, including cancer risk assessment.

16.2 Advocate for third-party payment of genetic counseling (and appropriate testing).

16.3 Conduct targeted outreach to groups at elevated risk for hereditary breast, ovarian and colorectal cancer.