Out-of-Pocket Costs Could Deter Patients from Genetic Risk Tests | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – If genetic tests that predict individual cancer risk are not reimbursed by health insurers, some people who have received referrals for those tests may opt not to take them, according to a new study from Fox Chase Cancer Center.

According to the Fox Chase study of patients who were referred by doctors to have genetic tests for colorectal cancer mutations, around one-fifth of the patients said they would only take the test if their insurance covers the cost.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.