So I have no idea where to begin. Which is why I will just start with the Stats.......
- Only 17% of patients with familial colon cancer risk were referred to appropriate genetic counseling according to a study at Harvard.
- Prenatal counseling is not offered 9 of 10 women who meet indications!
- Only 37% of MDs know that BRCA genes can be passed by the father!
We have a lot to cover and I look forward to sharing my solution to this huge problem. How in the world can we expect to implement Personalized Medicine in all its glory without having some Genome Savvy physicians? Oh....Those geneticists? Too bad almost 90 percent are pediatricians and have no clue what ischemic heart failure is. (Or Plavix)