Perceptions of genetic research and testing among members of families with an increased risk of malignant melanoma
European Journal of Cancer, 06/26/2012
Bränstrom R et al. – Participants were influenced by their phenotype and test results in risk estimations. They expressed positive views on genetic research and towards genetic testing, but reported that a non–informative (negative) test result might be associated with an (erroneous) perception of reduced risk and fewer preventive behaviours. These results highlight the urgency of improving the quality of genetic counselling and increasing the effectiveness of communication regarding genetic test results.