Cancer Genetics in Oncology Practice

Speaker: Laurent Puig

Pierre-Laurent Puig focus on criteria for cancer genetic testing depending on family history and personal history, mainly related to age of cancer occurrence. He elaborates a number of issues such as genetic evaluation, surveillance, counselling of family members, cancer prevention, accessibility of next-generation sequencing genetic testing panels for cancer susceptibility and needs to increase testing capacities in Europe.

Discussion Points

  1. What are the referral criteria for cancer genetics testing?
  2. Which surveillance options for patients who test positive for pathogenic mutations?
  3. Is cancer genetic counselling of family members an issue?
  4. Cancer genetic testing accessibility and reimbursement status.
  5. What is the future outlook of cancer genetic testing in Europe?