Cancer Topics: National Cancer Institute

This directory lists professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics (cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic susceptibility testing, and others). These professionals have applied to be listed in this directory. This directory contains professionals of various disciplines, such as genetic counseling, oncology, nursing, psychology, social work, and clinical genetics. Each person listed must be licensed, certified, or eligible for board certification in their profession, have specific training in cancer genetics, and be affiliated with an interdisciplinary team with substantial expertise in cancer genetics.


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Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Pharmacist

  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)
    • E5:   To Identify the need to refer a patient to a genetic specialist or genetic counselor
  • Genetics and Disease
    • G3:   To appreciate that pharmacogenomic testing may also reveal certain genetic disease predispositions (e.g. the Apo E4 polymorphism)

Physician Assistant

  • INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION
    • 1:   Seek coordination and collaboration with an interprofessional team of health care professionals
  • SYSTEMS BASED PRACTICE
    • 1:   Identify key aspects of health care systems as they apply to clinical genetics

Nurse

  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-2:   Advocate for clients' access
      • PR2-K1:   Resources for healthcare professionals and lay public
        • PR2-2:   Demonstrate knowledge about accessing local/regional genetic and/or genomic resources.
      • PR2-K2:   Resources for genetic and/or genomic referrals within one's community
        • PR2-2:   Demonstrate knowledge about accessing local/regional genetic and/or genomic resources.
    • PR-3:   Examine competency of practice
      • PR3-K1:   Scope of nursing practice in relation to genetics/genomics
        • PR3-2:   Demonstrate awareness of the boundaries of one's own professional practice in relation to genetics/genomics.
      • PR3-K2:   Role of specialist genetic/genomic services
        • PR3-2:   Demonstrate awareness of the boundaries of one's own professional practice in relation to genetics/genomics.
      • PR3-K3:   Interprofessional resources
        • PR3-2:   Demonstrate awareness of the boundaries of one's own professional practice in relation to genetics/genomics.
    • PR-4:   Incorporate genetic and genomic technologies and information into practice.
      • PR4-K1:   Technology and information systems
        • PR4-3:   Identify the credibility, reliability and limitations of genetic and genomic information.
    • PR-6:   Advocate for the rights of all clients
      • PR6-K1:   Potential benefits, risks and limitations
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
      • PR6-K2:   Ethical, legal and social issues
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
      • PR6-K3:   Impact of genetic and genomic information
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
      • PR6-K4:   Components of informed decision-making
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
      • NA1-K1:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to health
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K2:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to normal physiology and pathophysiology
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K3:   Basic principles of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K4:   Patterns of disease associated with single gene and multifactorial inheritance
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
  • Identification
    • ID-2:   Identify credible, accurate, appropriate, and current genetic and genomic information
      • ID2-K1:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-4:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • ID2-K2:   Resources for referral within one's community
        • ID2-4:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • ID2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-4:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • ID2-K4:   Interprofessional resources
        • ID2-4:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
  • Referral activities
    • RA-1:   Facilitate referrals for specialized genetic and genomic services
      • RA1-K1:   Professional roles of providers delivering genetic and genomic services
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • RA1-K2:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • RA1-K3:   Resources for genetic and genomic referrals within the community
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-2:   Provide clients with genetic and genomic information and resources for informed decision making
      • PECS2-K1:   Resources for healthcare professionals and lay public
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • PECS2-K2:   Referral resources for genetic and genomic services within one's community
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • PECS2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.