Library Grand Rounds [Archives]
Genetics Information Resources
Research Guide: Medical Genetics for the Health Professional
A patient asks you, "My sister was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Am I at increased risk - and, if so, what should I do about it?" Another patient's mother has Parkinson's Disease; is he likely to develop this condition? There are several web-based resources available to help clinicians answer these questions.
February's Library Grand Rounds focused on information resources that help primary care clinicians identify patients requiring genetic testing and manage potential genetic diseases. Bradley Arrick, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology-Oncology), and Kasia Bloch, genetic counselor at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, summarized the issues (Presentation: Familial Cancer Program at DHMC). Biomedical Librarians identified and reviewed web-based information tools and resources for identifying and managing patients at risk in the primary care environment. These include screening tools, clinical practice guidelines, evidence-based reviews, and family history tools.
Library Grand Rounds are a forum for presenting information resources and tools of interest to Dartmouth clinicians. Please contact us email@example.com, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future Library Grand Rounds.