Research Round-up – August 2020 with Sibel Saya

 

Dr Kristi Milley spoke to Sibel Saya who is a Genetic Counsellor and PhD student at University of Melbourne as well as a past host of PC4’s other podcast Cheers with Peers. 

Sibel recently published a paper in Public Health Genomics entitled “A Genomic Test for Colorectal Cancer Risk: Is This Acceptable and Feasible in Primary Care?” 

Genomic tests can predict risk and tailor screening recommendations for colorectal cancer and primary care could be suitable for their widespread implementation.

Kristi asks Sibel about the differences between genetic and genomic testing and how genomic testing could find a place in primary care within general practice.  Sibel discusses the importance of GPs due to their close relationship with patients and explores the potential behavioural impact of giving an individual their personalised risk results to help them make better decisions.

 

Reference

Saya S, McIntosh JG, Winship IM, et al. A Genomic Test for Colorectal Cancer Risk: Is This Acceptable and Feasible in Primary Care? [published online 2020 Jul 20]. Public Health Genomics. 2020;1-12. doi:10.1159/000508963