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Genet Med. 2003 Sep-Oct;5(5):364-9.

Differences in physician referral practices and attitudes regarding hereditary breast cancer by clinical practice location.

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Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To compare physician referral practices and attitudes regarding hereditary breast cancer by clinical practice location.

METHODS:

A self-administered survey of 214 physicians in Ohio's tri-state region.

RESULTS:

Rural-practice physicians were less likely to have ever referred for an indication of hereditary breast cancer than urban- and suburban-practice physicians combined. Rural-practice physicians reported stronger barriers to referral, including distance, lack of awareness, lack of effective cancer risk reduction, and lack of patient interest.

CONCLUSION:

These findings demonstrate a need for increased clinical genetics outreach, physician education, and public awareness of genetic services for hereditary breast cancer in rural areas.

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