KENNETH TERCYAK

Summary

Affiliation: Georgetown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Interest of adolescents in genetic testing for nicotine addiction susceptibility
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4100, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Prev Med 42:60-5. 2006
  2. pmc Decisional outcomes of maternal disclosure of BRCA1/2 genetic test results to children
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1260-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Prevention of tobacco use among medically at-risk children and adolescents: clinical and research opportunities in the interest of public health
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:119-32. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief report: social risk factors predict cigarette smoking progression among adolescents with asthma
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Department of Oncology and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 317, Washington, Federal District of Columbia 20007 4104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:246-51. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Multiple behavioral risk factors among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer in the Survivor Health and Resilience Education (SHARE) program
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 47:825-30. 2006
  6. pmc Designing a tobacco counter-marketing campaign for African American youth
    Doris M Johnson
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 4:7. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Opportunities and challenges in the prevention and control of cancer and other chronic diseases: children's diet and nutrition and weight and physical activity
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Department of Oncology and Pediatrics and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 2401, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:750-63. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Behavioral risk factors among Black and White women newly diagnosed with breast cancer
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Oncology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Psychooncology 16:224-31. 2007
  9. pmc Interest in genetic counseling and testing for adolescent nicotine addiction susceptibility among a sample of adolescent medicine providers attending a scientific conference on adolescent health
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:42-50. 2007
  10. pmc High school seniors' smoking initiation and progression 1 year after graduation
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1397-8. 2007

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Interest of adolescents in genetic testing for nicotine addiction susceptibility
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4100, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Prev Med 42:60-5. 2006
    ..This paper examines adolescents' interest in, and reasons behind interest in, such testing and correlates of interest...
  2. pmc Decisional outcomes of maternal disclosure of BRCA1/2 genetic test results to children
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1260-6. 2013
    ..Although BRCA1/2 genetic testing is discouraged in minors, mothers may disclose their own results to their children. Factors affecting patients' disclosure decisions and patient outcomes of disclosure are largely unknown...
  3. doi request reprint Prevention of tobacco use among medically at-risk children and adolescents: clinical and research opportunities in the interest of public health
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:119-32. 2008
    ..This article provides an overview of considerations in the prevention of tobacco use in this special population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief report: social risk factors predict cigarette smoking progression among adolescents with asthma
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Department of Oncology and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 317, Washington, Federal District of Columbia 20007 4104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:246-51. 2006
    ..To compare smoking progression in adolescents with and without asthma and to compare their psychosocial risk factors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Multiple behavioral risk factors among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer in the Survivor Health and Resilience Education (SHARE) program
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 47:825-30. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Designing a tobacco counter-marketing campaign for African American youth
    Doris M Johnson
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 4:7. 2008
    ..In designing a counter-marketing campaign for this population, partnering knowledge of tobacco industry practices with youth needs and community resources will likely increase their effectiveness...
  7. ncbi request reprint Opportunities and challenges in the prevention and control of cancer and other chronic diseases: children's diet and nutrition and weight and physical activity
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Department of Oncology and Pediatrics and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 2401, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:750-63. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Behavioral risk factors among Black and White women newly diagnosed with breast cancer
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Oncology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Psychooncology 16:224-31. 2007
    ..To determine the rates of three behavioral risk factors (depression symptoms, smoking, and drinking) among women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and to examine if the rates under investigation differed between Black and White women...
  9. pmc Interest in genetic counseling and testing for adolescent nicotine addiction susceptibility among a sample of adolescent medicine providers attending a scientific conference on adolescent health
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:42-50. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc High school seniors' smoking initiation and progression 1 year after graduation
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1397-8. 2007
    ..Risk for smoking initiation does not end at adolescence, and the public health community must continue tobacco control initiatives throughout adolescence and young adulthood...
  11. pmc Information needs of mothers regarding communicating BRCA1/2 cancer genetic test results to their children
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Genet Test 11:249-55. 2007
    ..In conjunction with enhanced genetic counseling focusing on family disclosure, educational literature, and psychosocial support may promote improved outcomes...
  12. pmc Association of multiple behavioral risk factors with adolescents' willingness to engage in eHealth promotion
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4100, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:457-69. 2009
    ..e., "eHealth promotion" willingness) and determines if a relationship exists between adolescents' behavioral risks and their eHealth promotion willingness...
  13. pmc Parents' attitudes toward pediatric genetic testing for common disease risk
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Division of Health Outcomes and Health Behaviors, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven St, NW, Suite 4100, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e1288-95. 2011
    ..To describe parents' attitudes toward pediatric genetic testing for common, adult-onset health conditions and to identify factors underlying these attitudes...
  14. pmc Results of an online community needs assessment for psychoeducational interventions among partners of hereditary breast cancer previvors and survivors
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States
    J Med Internet Res 14:e15. 2012
    ..Yet, little is known about partners' needs for psychoeducational intervention to enhance their cancer risk knowledge, coping, and support role functioning...
  15. ncbi request reprint Identifying, recruiting, and enrolling adolescent survivors of childhood cancer into a randomized controlled trial of health promotion: preliminary experiences in the Survivor Health and Resilience Education (SHARE) Program
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 317, Washington, DC 20007 4104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:252-61. 2006
    ..To report on the identification, recruitment, and enrollment of adolescent survivors of childhood cancer into an ongoing randomized controlled trial (RCT) of health promotion...
  16. ncbi request reprint Personality differences associated with smoking experimentation among adolescents with and without comorbid symptoms of ADHD
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Cancer Center, Departments of Oncology and Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 4104, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1953-70. 2003
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  17. ncbi request reprint Association of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms with levels of cigarette smoking in a community sample of adolescents
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Department of Oncology, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 4104, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:799-805. 2002
    ..This paper reports the association of ADHD symptoms with smoking practices in a community sample of adolescents...
  18. ncbi request reprint Parent-child factors and their effect on communicating BRCA1/2 test results to children
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 317, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 47:145-53. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial correlates of alternate tobacco product use during early adolescence
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 4104, USA
    Prev Med 35:193-8. 2002
    ..The objective was to assess psychosocial correlates of alternate tobacco product (chew/snuff, cigar, pipe, bidi, kretek) use...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial risk factors for tobacco use among adolescents with asthma
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Department of Oncology, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 317, Washington, DC 20007 4104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 28:495-504. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence of smoking among adolescents with asthma and smoking's psychosocial risk factors (environmental smoking exposure, autonomy, depression)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Brief report: health beliefs among survivors of childhood cancer
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Department of Oncology and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 4104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 29:397-402. 2004
    ....
  22. pmc Brief assessment of parents' attitudes toward testing minor children for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer genes: development and validation of the Pediatric BRCA1/2 Testing Attitudes Scale (P-TAS)
    Beth N Peshkin
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:627-38. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a new measure for use in genetic research and consultation, known as the Pediatric BRCA1/2 Testing Attitudes Scale (P-TAS)...
  23. pmc Women's satisfaction with genetic counseling for hereditary breast-ovarian cancer: psychological aspects
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 131:36-41. 2004
    ..The implications for future research and clinical practice are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint The impact of self-control indices on peer smoking and adolescent smoking progression
    Janet Audrain-McGovern
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 4100, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:139-51. 2006
    ..To determine the direct impact of self-control variables on baseline smoking and smoking progression and determine whether self-control had indirect effects on smoking practices through effects on peer smoking...
  25. ncbi request reprint Can a computer-based system be used to educate women on genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility?
    Marc D Schwartz
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Oncol 2:24-5. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in newly diagnosed high-risk breast cancer patients who underwent BRCA1/2 gene testing
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:285-91. 2007
    ..In this study, we compared the impact of BRCA1/2 genetic test result and CPM on these outcomes among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who opted for CPM at the time of their definitive surgical treatment versus patients who did not...
  27. ncbi request reprint Decision making and decision support for hereditary breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility
    Marc D Schwartz
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S78-84. 2005
    ..In particular, the authors discuss the role of anxiety and worry in relation to testing and surgery decisions...
  28. pmc Adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing for nicotine addiction and lung cancer risk to adolescents
    Suzanne C O'Neill
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington DC 20007, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:617-26. 2009
    ..To examine the influences of disease, lifestyle, and other factors on adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing (GST)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence treatment for patients with cancer
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Lombardi Cancer Center, Cancer Control Program, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Cancer 98:632-44. 2003
    ..In contrast, stopping smoking may improve quality of life and facilitate cancer treatment. Unfortunately, limited attention has been given to addressing tobacco use and treating nicotine dependence in cancer patients...
  30. pmc Primary care providers' willingness to recommend BRCA1/2 testing to adolescents
    Suzanne C O'Neill
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven St, NW, Suite 4100, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Fam Cancer 9:43-50. 2010
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  31. pmc On the development of a decision support intervention for mothers undergoing BRCA1/2 cancer genetic testing regarding communicating test results to their children
    Beth N Peshkin
    Jess and Mildred Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research, Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4100, Washington, DC 20007 2401, USA
    Fam Cancer 9:89-97. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Interacting effects of depression and tobacco advertising receptivity on adolescent smoking
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 4104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 27:145-54. 2002
    ..To evaluate the independent effects of exposure to others who smoke and receptivity to tobacco advertising on adolescent smoking practices and the moderating influence of depression on these relationships...
  33. ncbi request reprint Identifying and characterizing adolescent smoking trajectories
    Janet Audrain-McGovern
    Department of Psychiatry and Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 4100, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:2023-34. 2004
    ..Adolescent smoking prevention and intervention programs will need to consider this heterogeneity and tailor or enhance attention to risk and protective factors depending on the subpopulation...
  34. ncbi request reprint On using a cancer center cancer registry to identify newly affected women eligible for hereditary breast cancer syndrome testing: practical considerations
    Tiffani A Demarco
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 2401, USA
    J Genet Couns 15:129-36. 2006
    ..It also underscores the role that genetic counseling professionals play in this process...
  35. pmc Role of parenting relationship quality in communicating about maternal BRCA1/2 genetic test results with children
    Tiffani A Demarco
    Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven Street, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Genet Couns 17:283-7. 2008
    ..Finally, this report addresses potential ways in which the genetic counselor may be able to facilitate parental communication regarding the evolving process of disclosure of genetic information to children and adolescents...
  36. ncbi request reprint Predictors of participation in a smoking cessation program among young adult smokers
    Janet Audrain-McGovern
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 4100, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:617-9. 2007
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  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms on development of nicotine dependence from mid adolescence to young adulthood
    Daniel Rodriguez
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 4100, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:563-75. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the relationship of ADHD Hyperactivity-Impulsivity (H/I) and Inattention (I) symptoms with ND symptoms in a community sample from adolescence to young adulthood (ages 18-21)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Social and behavioral correlates of cigarette smoking among mid-Atlantic Latino primary care patients
    Lisa Sanderson Cox
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, MS 1008, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1976-80. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Which adolescents are most receptive to tobacco industry marketing? implications for counter-advertising campaigns
    Janet Audrain-McGovern
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Commun 15:499-513. 2003
    ..Counter-advertising messages should consider individual differences in novelty-seeking, because novelty-seekers may be most receptive to tobacco industry promotional campaigns...
  40. ncbi request reprint Recruiting adolescents into genetic studies of smoking behavior
    Janet Audrain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:249-52. 2002
    ..43; confidence interval = 1.37-4.32, P = 0.003)...
  41. ncbi request reprint All in the family: evaluation of the process and content of sisters' communication about BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic test results
    Chanita Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Am J Med Genet 107:143-50. 2002
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  42. ncbi request reprint Applying a behavioral economic framework to understanding adolescent smoking
    Janet Audrain-McGovern
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 18:64-73. 2004
    ..Adolescents who smoke may have fewer reinforcers that protect against smoking and more reinforcers that promote smoking. Discounting of future rewards affects smoking through reinforcer type...
  43. ncbi request reprint Genetic testing: psychological aspects and implications
    Caryn Lerman
    Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 4283, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:784-97. 2002
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  44. ncbi request reprint Editorial: prevention in child health psychology and the Journal of Pediatric Psychology
    Kenneth P Tercyak
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:31-4. 2008

Research Grants11

  1. Parent Communication of BRCA1/2 Test Results to Child
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The primary group comparisons in multiple regression models will be between mothers who disclose and those who do not disclose. ..
  2. Parent Communication of BRCA1/2 Test Results to Children
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Findings generated in this area offer a new paradigm within which to view and understand the psychosocial outcomes of predictive testing among tested parents and their nontested children. ..
  3. Adolescents' Long-Term Adaptation to Familial Cancer Risks
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Knowledge gained in this area is important to help promote safe and effective cancer genetic testing in a clinical and public health context. ..
  4. Parent Communication of BRCA1/2 Test Results to Children
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Findings generated in this area offer a new paradigm within which to view and understand the psychosocial outcomes of predictive testing among tested parents and their nontested children. ..
  5. Parent Communication of BRCA1/2 Test Results to Children
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings generated in this area offer a new paradigm within which to view and understand the psychosocial outcomes of predictive testing among tested parents and their nontested children. ..
  6. A Telephone-Based Cancer Education & Prevention Intervention for Teens
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Additionally, this study will lay the foundation for future, larger studies of intervention effectiveness, reach, and impact in this population. ..
  7. Pediatric Cancer Prevention and Control
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..I expect that this intervention will lead to the development of an R01 grant to evaluate the effectiveness of alternate interventions for pediatric smoking cessation in medical and other settings. ..
  8. Parent Communication of BRCA1/2 Test Results to Child
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary group comparisons in multiple regression models will be between mothers who disclose and those who do not disclose. ..
  9. Parent Communication of BRCA1/2 Test Results to Child
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The primary group comparisons in multiple regression models will be between mothers who disclose and those who do not disclose. ..
  10. Adolescents' Long-Term Adaptation to Familial Cancer Risks
    KENNETH TERCYAK; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Knowledge gained in this area is important to help promote safe and effective cancer genetic testing in a clinical and public health context. ..