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
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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