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Prerequisite: Genetic counseling students or permission of instructor.
Provides the fundamentals of cancer genetics for genetic counselor students prior to clinical rotation. Topics include molecular and clinical carcinogenesis, cancer screening, prevention, diagnosis, pedigree intake and risk assessment, and cancer genetic syndromes. Survey of cancer genetic conditions with an emphasis on the psychosocial application underlying each of the lectures. Core and guest lectures supplemented with patient presentations, interactive discussions and student presentations.