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Reinvigorating Family Health History in the Era of Genomics
CDC Webinar, November 18, 2021

This seminar will address current efforts to improve data collection on family health history from consumers and clinicians and how this information can be added to electronic medical records. Speakers will discuss how public health can address the growing need for guidance as clinicians and consumers struggle with how to implement genomics into clinical care and highlight international family health history efforts.

Resources in Genomics and Precision Health to Enhance Public Health Impact of New Technologies
CDC slide set, 2021

The presentation reviews the CDC Public Health Genomics and Precision Health Knowledge Base (PHGKB), a suite of searchable databases that includes publications and other resources. It includes: 1) COVID Genomics and Precision Health, a database that includes publications and other resources about the impact of genomics and precision health technologies on the investigation and control of COVID-19; 2) My Family Health Portrait, a family health history collection tool that allows users to save and share their family health history information; and 3) Specialized PHGKB databases such as reproductive and child health, family health history, and health equity.

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes
CDC,July 2021

There’s more to why people get type 2 diabetes than you may know. Although lifestyle is a big part, so are family history, age, and race. Learn about what causes type 2 diabetes and how you can help lower your risk.

MFHP Cancer
CDC, July 2021

Use the app to collect your family history of cancer and determine your risk for breast, ovarian and/or colorectal cancer. You can view your risk factors and learn about what to do next. You will also be able to see your family's history of cancer in a family tree.


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Importance of Family History of Colorectal Cancer In Situ Versus Invasive Colorectal Cancer: A Nationwide Cohort Study. External Web Site Icon
Tian Yu et al. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 2021 1-6
Familial Risks and Proportions Describing Population Landscape of Familial Cancer. External Web Site Icon
Hemminki Kari et al. Cancers 2021 13(17)
Implementation of Multigene Germline and Parallel Somatic Genetic Testing in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: SIGNPOST Study. External Web Site Icon
Chandrasekaran Dhivya et al. Cancers 2021 13(17)
Perceptions, Beliefs, and Experiences of Asians and Micronesian Islanders on Family Health History Genetic Cancer Screening Community Outreach. External Web Site Icon
Nguyen-Truong Connie Kim Yen et al. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2021
Diagnostic yield and recognized barriers of an adult neurogenetics clinic. External Web Site Icon
Peleg Amir et al. Journal of community genetics 2021
Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia and Elevated Lipoprotein(a) in Patients with Premature Coronary Artery Disease. External Web Site Icon
Vikulova Diana N et al. The Canadian journal of cardiology 2021
Population or family history based BRCA gene tests of breast cancer? A systematic review of economic evaluations. External Web Site Icon
Meshkani Zahra et al. Hereditary cancer in clinical practice 2021 19(1) 35
Prostate Cancer Risk Calculators for Healthy Populations: Systematic Review. External Web Site Icon
Bandala-Jacques Antonio et al. JMIR cancer 2021 7(3) e30430
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Primary Prevention Advice in Primary Care: A Systematic Review of Provider Attitudes and Routine Behaviours. External Web Site Icon
Bellhouse Sarah et al. Cancers 2021 13(16)
Counseling for personal health implications identified during reproductive genetic carrier screening. External Web Site Icon
Gbur Samantha et al. Prenatal diagnosis 2021

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Disclaimer: Articles listed in the Public Health Knowledge Base are selected by the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics to provide current awareness of the literature and news. Inclusion in the update does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article's methods or findings. CDC and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by CDC or DHHS. Opinion, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the update, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of CDC or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by CDC or DHHS.

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