News and Education for health professionals

Appropriate referrals to Familial Cancer Centres for Lynch syndrome risk assessment

Lynch syndrome is an inherited genetic mutation that increases an individual's risk of various cancers. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.

Breaking the Silence – Talking to Patients About Weight Loss

Australia is one of the most overweight countries in the world, and this is leading to an increase in weight-related medical conditions. This education explores the current state of overweight and obesity in Australia, and outlines methods of fostering communication with patients to achieve behaviour change and weight loss.

Appropriate BRCA1 and BRCA2 referrals to Family Cancer Clinics

Hereditary mutations of the tumour suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 can lead to an elevated risk of breast cancer. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.