Providers

Welcome healthcare providers! Because medical providers are the single most trusted source of health information for Michigan patients and families, this page was designed to help you find current resources on the topics of genetics and genomics that may be used to assist with family history collection, risk assessment and referral, or patient education. The resources listed in the highlighted box were specially selected for Michigan providers with additional resources listed below. For more information on a specific condition or topic of interest, try searching the Resource Database.

Highlighted Resources

Cascade Genetic Testing in Families with Lynch Syndrome

PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Elena Stoffel during a webinar hosted by Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) and MDHHS on January 26, 2016.

Lynch Syndrome Screening Network

The mission of the LSSN is to promote universal Lynch syndrome screening on all newly diagnosed colorectal and endometrial cancers; to facilitate the ability of institutions to implement appropriate screening by sharing resources, protocols and data through network collaboration; and to investigate universal screening for other Lynch syndrome related malignancies.

MDHHS Cancer Family History Guide

This Cancer Family History Guide gives healthcare professionals an easy, helpful way to determine if a patient needs a referral for genetic counseling or increased screening for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers and Lynch syndrome.

MDHHS Cancer Genomics Program

Michigan's Cancer Genomics Program provides information about hereditary cancer syndromes, such as BRCA and Lynch Syndrome. Resources for patients, patient advocates, health care providers, and professionals are available.

Michigan and National Genetic Policy & Law

These State and National laws and policies regarding the collection and use of genetic information have been established to foster appropriate use of genetics technology and protect its citizens.

PARP Inhibitors for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer: Rationale and Clinical Outcomes

PARP Inhibitors for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer: Rationale and Clinical Outcomes - Presentation by Dr. Karen McLean at the MCGA Annual Meeting, April 2016

Pediatric Hyperlipidemia

The pros and cons of implementation of the National Heart Lung Blood Institute and American Academy of Pediatrics universal pediatric lipid screening guidelines are discussed by Michigan pediatric cardiologists- James Loker, MD and Monica Goble, MD.

Pros and Cons for Universal Pediatric Lipid Screening

The pros and cons of implementation of the National Heart Lung Blood Institute and American Academy of Pediatrics universal pediatric lipid screening guidelines are discussed by Michigan pediatric cardiologists- James Loker, MD and Monica Goble, MD.

Kintalk.org - Empowering Families through Communication & Education

Presentation given by Megan Myers about Kintalk.org "Empowering Families through Communication and Education" - Feb. 9, 2016 via webinar

NCHPEG (National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics)

Integrating genomics into healthcare by promoting health professional education and access to information about advances in human genetics.

Additional Resources

A Survey of Genetic Counselors in Michigan

Guest PowerPoint presentation in October 2009 at the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) membership meeting.

After Newborn Screening Your Baby's Blood Spots audio recording

An audio recording of a helpful brochure on the BioTrust from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services containing facts about parents consenting for researchers to use your residual child's blood spots for future health research.

After Newborn Screening: Michigan BioTrust for Health brochure

A helpful brochure from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of facts about consenting for researchers to use your residual child's blood spots for future health research.

Awareness and Utilization of BRCA1/2 Testing Among U.S. Primary Care Physicians 2007

Guest PowerPoint presentation in March 2012 at the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) membership meeting.

Beaumont Cancer Center of Excellence Cancer Genetics Newsletter

Beamont Hospital Cancer Center of Excellence has a quarterly Cancer Genetics newsletter with up to date information on what's new in the area of cancer genomics.

Birth Defects and Genetic Conditions Resources

This virtual version of the Birth Defects Toolkit provides links to Michigan resources for families and professionals that may be helpful in caring for children with birth defects and a variety of genetic conditions.

Birth Defects Prevention Month Archive

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) provides resource materials for use during Birth Defects Prevention Month that is celebrated each January. This archive is a collection of past Michigan and National resources from past Birth Defects Prevention months. The focus is to promote preconception health and for all women of childbearing age to have optimal health before conception.

Birth Defects Prevention Month Highlight

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) provides resource materials for use during Birth Defects Prevention Month that is celebrated each January. This website provides helpful information about birth defects prevention through pamphlets, fact sheets and online resources for families, providers, policy makers and anyone determined to prevent birth defects.

Birth Defects Prevention Order Form

Order form for MDCH birth defects prevention materials.

Birth Defects Registry Online Training Course

The Birth Defects Registry Course discusses the value of the registry and teaches individuals how to correctly complete the Birth Defects reporting forms.

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