Genetic Counseling

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Seyer Investigates Development of Doctoral Degree in Genetic Counseling

"Discussion of a doctoral degree for the field of genetic counseling first began in the 1980s, just ten years after the inception of the field. Since then, several studies have shown that there is interest in an advanced degree, although all studies have focused specifically on a research oriented...

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Oct 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Rainey: Genetic Counseling May Assist Women with Negative Breast Cancer Test

"Women from families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) generally receive support services to assist with cancer surveillance and/or risk reduction following the receipt of a positive BRCA1/2 test result. In contrast, women who test negative for the identified family mutation (true...

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Oct 8, 2010 Donna Whitlock

Valverde Heralds House Passage of Genetic Counseling Licensure

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 “This is a very big step for our profession,” says Kathleen Valverde, Director of Arcadia’s M.S. in Genetic Counseling, of the two licensure bills passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Oct. 5. “The most important benefit of passing licensure is that the...