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Disclosure of genetics research results after the death of the patient participant: a qualitative study of the impact on relatives.

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When a gene mutation is identified in a research study following the death of the study participant, it is not clear whether such information should be made available to relatives. We report here an evaluation of the impact on relatives of being informed of study results that detected pathogenic BRCA2 mutations in a male relative, now deceased, who had early onset (under the age of 55) prostate cancer. The breast and ovarian cancer risk was unknown to the living relatives. Qualitative analysi...

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10.1007/s10897-007-9088-1

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Ormondroyd, E More by this author
Moynihan, C More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Journal of genetic counseling
Volume:
16
Issue:
4
Pages:
527-538
Publication date:
2007-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-3599
ISSN:
1059-7700
URN:
uuid:c2bfd53d-a9f4-43e4-a84c-e882af3c6c73
Source identifiers:
265778
Local pid:
pubs:265778

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