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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Genetic Testing

Review Essay: Genetic Testing Is Different

Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 145:
Genomic Tests for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Management
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 146:
Testing for Cytochrome P450 Polymorphisms in Adults With Non-Psychotic Depression Treated With Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 150:
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: Diagnostic Strategies and Their Implications
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 160:
Impact of Gene Expression Profiling Tests on Breast Cancer Outcomes

Genetic Tests for Non-Cancer Diseases/Conditions: A Horizon Scan

Horizon Scan on the Use of Genetic Testing in Cancer

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Preventive Services

Task Force Recommendations:
Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility (2005)

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Research Findings

Agency Press Releases
Date   Title
9/22/08 Computer-Based Tools Will Help Make Best Use of Genetic Breast Cancer Tests

Research Activities, July 2008:
AHRQ report indicates that gene-based tests need better monitoring

Research Activities, January 2008:
Researchers determine risk factors for deadly infection after open-chest surgeries in children

Research Activities, October 2006:
New evidence report finds most genomic tests to identify or treat ovarian cancer have not shown clinical value

Research Activities, June 2006:
Disadvantaged blacks differ from disadvantaged whites in beliefs about genetic testing

Research Activities, September 2005:
Task Force issues recommendation against routing testing for genetic risk of breast or ovarian cancer in the general population

Research Activities, June 2004:
Radical new approaches to taking a thorough family history will be needed to meet the challenges of genetic testing

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