Genetics & Genomics

Resources to Increase Genetics and Genomics Capacity of Oncology Nurses

Lisa B. Aiello

genetics, genomics, competency
ONF 2015, 42(2), 204-206. DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.204-206

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP) in 2003, the understanding of genetics and its influence on disease, particularly cancer, has increased dramatically. The initial focus after the completion of HGP was on identifying single-gene disorders, such as many hereditary cancer syndromes (e.g., BRCA1, BRCA2, HNPCC). As research continues, the major impact that genetics and genomics have across the healthcare continuum is only beginning to become clear.

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