Inside the GENOME

Myriad Live - Let's Talk Equity in Breast Cancer and Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment

September 19, 2022 Myriad Oncology Season 2 Episode 19
Inside the GENOME
Myriad Live - Let's Talk Equity in Breast Cancer and Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment
Show Notes

Myriad  Live episodes are recordings of an open-forum webinar hosted by Dr. Thomas Slavin. The opinions and views expressed in this recording do not necessarily represent those of Myriad Genetics or its affiliates. To participate in a future recording, visit for a list of dates, times, and subjects.

From Me to Everyone 10:35 AM 

Welcome, everyone, to today's Myriad Live! We have two special guests for you today. We encourage you to unmute yourself to ask questions. If you cannot, please feel free to send your questions directly to me in the chat and I will be sure to get them answered for you. ENJOY! 

From Me to Everyone 10:47 AM 

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Brown HL, Small MJ, Clare CA, Hill WC. Black women health inequity: The origin of perinatal health disparity. J Natl Med Assoc. 2021 Feb;113(1):105-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2020.11.008. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33339616. 

Williams DR, Mohammed SA, Shields AE. Understanding and effectively addressing breast cancer in African American women: Unpacking the social context. Cancer. 2016 Jul 15;122(14):2138-49. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29935. Epub 2016 Feb 29. PMID: 26930024; PMCID: PMC5588632. 

Stringer-Reasor EM, Elkhanany A, Khoury K, Simon MA, Newman LA. Disparities in Breast Cancer Associated With African American Identity. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2021 Jun;41:e29-e46. doi: 10.1200/EDBK_319929. PMID: 34161138. 

From Me to Everyone 11:05 AM 

Armstrong K, Micco E, Carney A, Stopfer J, Putt M. Racial differences in the use of BRCA1/2 testing among women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. JAMA. 2005 Apr 13;293(14):1729-36. doi: 10.1001/jama.293.14.1729. PMID: 15827311. 

McCarthy AM, Bristol M, Domchek SM, Groeneveld PW, Kim Y, Motanya UN, Shea JA, Armstrong K. Health Care Segregation, Physician Recommendation, and Racial Disparities in BRCA1/2 Testing Among Women With Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 1;34(22):2610-8. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.66.0019. Epub 2016 May 9. PMID: 27161971; PMCID: PMC5012689. 

Cragun D, Weidner A, Lewis C, Bonner D, Kim J, Vadaparampil ST, Pal T. Racial disparities in BRCA testing and cancer risk management across a population-based sample of young breast cancer survivors. Cancer. 2017 Jul 1;123(13):2497-2505. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30621. Epub 2017 Feb 9. PMID: 28182268; PMCID: PMC5474124. 

Southwick SV, Esch R, Gasser R, Cragun D, Redlinger-Grosse K, Marsalis S, Zierhut HA. Racial and ethnic differences in genetic counseling experiences and outcomes in the United States: A systematic review. J Genet Couns. 2020 Apr;29(2):147-165. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1230. Epub 2020 Mar 6. PMID: 32144851. 

From Me to Everyone 11:07 AM 

Kühn F, Karsten MM, Kendel F, Feufel MA, Speiser D. Training courses on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer to strengthen cross-sectoral care in underserved areas. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Jun;104(6):1431-1437. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.10.035. Epub 2020 Nov 1. PMID: 33162275. 

From Amanda McBay to Everyone 11:09 AM 

many friends have said they don't talk about cancer in their family - are there any cultural publications on this? 

but PCP not acting on it is another barrier.. 

From Andrew Alfonso to Everyone 11:13 AM 

Like you shared already - going through GC training in the south, it w