N A Press
Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
- Women's interest in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility may be based on unrealistic expectationsN A Press
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA
Am J Med Genet 99:99-110. 2001..Our data suggest that without a careful counseling process, women could easily be motivated toward interest in a test which will not lead to the disease prevention they are seeking...
- 'That's like chopping off a finger because you're afraid it might get broken': disease and illness in women's views of prophylactic mastectomyNancy Press
Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, SN 5S, Portland, OR 97239 2941, USA
Soc Sci Med 61:1106-17. 2005..We suggest that while prophylactic mastectomy may prevent the "disease" of breast cancer, it may be of little interest to women who see this surgery as itself mimicking the "illness" of breast cancer...
- Oregon physicians' responses to requests for assisted suicide: a qualitative studySteven K Dobscha
Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
J Palliat Med 7:451-61. 2004..Physicians rarely sought support from colleagues; instead, they tended to discuss emotional aspects of their experiences with their spouses...
- Oregon physicians' perceptions of patients who request assisted suicide and their familiesLinda Ganzini
Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
J Palliat Med 6:381-90. 2003..Many family members were reluctant to support these requests until they recognized the strength of the preference...
- Ethical obligations and counseling challenges in cancer geneticsWylie Burke
Department of Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington, Box 356120, 1959 NE Pacific, Room A204, Seattle, WA 98195 7120, USA
J Natl Compr Canc Netw 4:185-91. 2006..Clinicians must also provide emotional support and accurate information about cancer risks and cancer risk reduction measures, including uncertainties. Teamwork among different specialties is important in addressing these challenges...
- Genetics as a tool to improve cancer outcomes: ethics and policyWylie Burke
Department of Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington, Box 357120, 1959 North East Pacific, Room A204, Seattle, Washington 98195 7120, USA
Nat Rev Cancer 6:476-82. 2006..When the benefits of testing are well established, efforts must also be made to ensure access to genetic services for all who can benefit...
- Effects of counseling Ashkenazi Jewish women about breast cancer riskDeborah J Bowen
Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 12:45-56. 2006..Counseling can help women gain a more accurate perception of their risk, expose them to the benefits and limitations of genetic testing, and reduce their worry about cancer...
- Effects of individual and family functioning on interest in genetic testingDeborah J Bowen
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash 98109, USA
Community Genet 7:25-32. 2004..The present study reports on the important issue of how family communication and support regarding breast cancer risk affects interest in genetic testing and mental health...
- Achieving utility with family history: colorectal cancer riskDeborah J Bowen
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, MP900, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Am J Prev Med 24:177-82. 2003..Where available, we cite data to support the issues that could arise. Where there are no studies, we invite further research. The potential of family history as a health improvement tool is still under review...
- Genetic test evaluation: information needs of clinicians, policy makers, and the publicWylie Burke
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Am J Epidemiol 156:311-8. 2002....
- Translational genomics: seeking a shared vision of benefitWylie Burke
Department of Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Am J Bioeth 8:54-6; discussion W1-3. 2008