Seizing opportunity in cancer telegenetics

Forward-thinking approaches for virtual genetic counseling

Genetic counseling is one of the most common services that cancer programs offer virtually: a third of cancer programs in our 2019 Trending Now in Cancer Care Survey reported that they currently provide telegenetics.

In the course of our conversations with cancer programs, we’ve found that many organizations view their telegenetics offering as a bandaid fix to a capacity issue. Oftentimes, programs stand up these offerings as a stopgap measure until they’re able to hire another genetic counselor, or to bring the service in-house, or to reduce time-to-next-available.

Strategic organizations, however, recognize greater opportunities in telegenetics. They invest in these programs as a means to promote cancer program goals and address growth challenges.

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