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CancerIQ Blog / Best Practices (2)

by CancerIQ, on Oct 2, 2019 11:10:07 AM

In a 2018 study, researchers tested the efficacy of the Tyrer-Cuzick Lifetime risk model for identifying women at increased or high risk of hereditary breast cancer. In doing so, 100,318 …

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Topics:Best PracticesIdentifying High Risk PatientsBreast Imaging Center

by CancerIQ, on Aug 28, 2019 5:36:08 PM

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated its recommendations to include more women for BRCA screening. Receiving less attention from that announcement was the recommendation that primary care …

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by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, on Aug 15, 2019 2:01:55 PM

There are over 157 million women in the United States. About 12 percent of those women will develop invasive breast cancer, according to the nonprofit group BreastCancer.org. That's over 18 …

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by CancerIQ, on Jul 29, 2019 9:17:00 AM

How do health systems make the most of their valuable - and limited - genetic counselor resources? This was the focus of the recent "Hot Topic Webinar" hosted by the …

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by CancerIQ, on Jul 24, 2019 12:35:38 PM

The stats are well-known by now. The U.S. spends nearly 18 percent of its GDP on healthcare, which is about twice that of other high-income nations. However, despite the amount …

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by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, on Jul 8, 2019 4:13:07 PM

Hereditary cancer risk assessment programs present an enormous value proposition for health systems. In the short-term, it can drive additional revenue through increased surveillance and preventative services. Over the long …

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Topics:Workflow SolutionsBest PracticesHealth Systems

by CancerIQ, on Jun 14, 2019 9:20:53 AM

Paper questionnaires for determining a patient's risk for hereditary cancers. Limited genetic counselor resources throughout the country. Too much burdensome administrative work. These are common problems that cancer risk assessment …

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by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, on Jan 9, 2019 12:59:49 PM

In the last year using CancerIQ, we have been able to see 41% more patients, and we have not increased our genetic counseling FTEs." | Candace (Candy) Nehlsen-Hofman, MS, LCGC, …

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by Alexa McCarthy, on Jun 23, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Identifying patients with hereditary cancer risk factors typically goes something like this: Hand patient a paper family history form at check-in, hand it off to the staff member who is …

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