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Genetic and Genomic Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Published:October 25, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nwh.2019.09.003

      Abstract

      Advances in genetic testing for people at high risk for cancer and in targeted gene therapy for breast cancer are rapidly emerging, including newly developed key hormone receptor–targeted therapies and individualized molecular fusion identification and treatment options. These advances are contributing to a new era in cancer treatment modalities and care delivery. As more innovative and advanced treatment options emerge, women's health outcomes and survival rates may improve. Nursing professionals in primary care and women’s health specialties must be aware of the latest options for testing, referrals, and treatment modalities.

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      Biography

      Tammy L. Walker-Smith, DNP, MHA, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is an assistant professor, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.

      Biography

      Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, is an associate professor, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.