Ethical and Other Issues of Genetic Testing

  • Seymour Garte
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 79)


Genetic susceptibility to cancer is a subject with far reaching and very difficult ethical and legal implications (Eng and Vijg 1997, Patenaude 1996, Kadlec and McPherson 1995, Vineis and Schulte 1995). The ethical issues are complex and may divided in a variety of ways. One useful way to categorize the ethical issues related to genetic cancer susceptibility is to consider categories of issues related to research, issues related to clinical practice, and issues related to public health and screening. Of course many of the critical points to made on this subject apply to more than one of these categories, but some are unique to one or two of them.


Genetic Testing Cancer Susceptibility Large Scale Screening Future Health Status Genetic Susceptibility Testing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour Garte
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  1. 1.University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New York University Medical CenterUSA

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