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Optimizing Access to Genetic Testing for Patients with Pancreatic Ca. kicks off 2023 webinar series!

Updated: May 30


If you didn’t have the chance to join us in our first webinar of the series, you can now watch the recording if you are a CGA-IGC member. Not a member? Join here


The new series of webinars for 2023 has just started with a brilliant kick-off! Our three speakers from UCSF, Barry Tong, MS, MPH, CGC, Dr. Niharika Dixit, and Dr. Evan Walker, shared their most recent experiences regarding the implementation of Genetic Testing Stations (GTS) and their data supporting an improvement in genetic testing rates, while also decreasing the time to results.


This engaging session not only explored how the implementation of this system was adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also highlighted the multilevel factors that are associated with disparities in genetic testing and counselling. These findings provide a foundation to redesign a system of testing practices and access to educational resources that ensures equitable care of patients with pancreatic cancer and other hereditary cancers. As genetic testing across cancer types continues to expand, this point-of-care testing approach can significantly improve genetic testing practices across various clinical settings.


We hope you enjoyed this wonderful talk and our Q&A session that generated a great discussion!


Many thanks to our fantastic moderators and speakers for their time!


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Our webinars are a valuable member benefit and we encourage you to sign up as a member so that you can join the live webinars and access our earlier webinar series on demand!


Also, looking for other educational resources?


If you enjoy webinars, you may like our Journal Club podcast series (Seasons 3, 4 &5) presented by the CGA-IGC Education Committee.


Or explore our Expert Approach to Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancers podcast series (Seasons 1 and 2).


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