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Letters to the Editor

Response to "Personalized Medicine, Genomics, and Pharmacogenomics"

Deborah K. Mayer
CJON 2014, 18(6), 618 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.618

I would like to thank Andrew Blix (2014) for the much needed primer on genomics. All nurses need to have an appreciation for and an understanding of how genetics is revolutionizing cancer care.


Bensend, T., Veach, P., & Niendorf, K. B. (2014). What's the harm? Genetic counselor perceptions of adverse effects of genetics service provision by non-genetics professionals. <i>Journal of Genetic Counseling, 23</i>, 48-63. doi:10.1007/s10897-013-9605-3

Blix, A. (2014). Personalized medicine, genomics, and pharmacogenomics. <i>Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18</i>, 437-441. doi:10.1188/14.CJON.437-441

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Brierley, K. L., Campfield, D., Ducaine, W., Dohany, L., Donenberg, T., Shannon, K., … Matloff, E. T. (2010). Errors in delivery of cancer genetics services: Implications for practice. <i>Connecticut Medicine, 74</i>, 413-423.

Riley, B. D., Culver, J. O., Skrzynia, C., Senter, L. A., Peters, J. A., Costalas, J. W., … Trepanier, A. M. (2012). Essential elements of genetic cancer risk assessment, counseling, and testing: Updated recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. <i>Journal of Genetic Counseling, 21</i>, 151-161. doi:10.1007/s10897-011-9462-x