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“I just wanted more”: Hereditary cancer syndromes patients’ perspectives on the utility of circulating tumour DNA testing for cancer screening
EA Wauran et al, EJHG, October 11, 2023

From the abstract: "Thirty HCS patients were interviewed (n?=?19 women, age range 20s-70s, n?=?25 were white). Participants were highly concerned about developing cancers, particularly those without reliable screening options for early detection. They “just wanted more” than their current screening strategies. Participants were enthusiastic about ctDNA’s potential to be comprehensive (detect multiple cancers), predictive (detect cancers early) and tailored (lead to personalized clinical management). Participants also acknowledged ctDNA’s potential limitations, including false positives/negatives risks and experiencing additional anxiety. "

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