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Cancer Genetics Course 2020

June 15 2020 - June 18 2020

Cancer Genetics Course 2020

What is Guy’s Cancer Genetics course? This 4-day course covers a breadth of topics pertinent to the rapidly moving field of genomics, impacting all areas of healthcare. We will equip you with the basics of cancer genetic counselling, approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and a consent taking workshop, covering a variety of different cancer types. The course will be delivered through online learning resources, lectures and problem based learning practical sessions. You will work with members of the cancer genetics team at Guy’s Hospital, to become confident at incorporating genetics into your own area of specialism.

Why attend? By 2021, where appropriate, every person diagnosed with cancer will have access to personalised care, and genomics plays a major role in this.

Who should attend? Healthcare professionals working in cancer care.

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Gordon Museum of Pathology
Guy’s Campus, King’s College London
London, SE1 1UL United Kingdom
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With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.