Putting Perspectives Together: Making a Plan

Presentation Description: This panel presentation attempted to integrate the input of the working groups to create a plan going forward that would optimize the delivery of cancer genetic care by ensuring appropriate engagement of the Cancer Genetics Team at either the host hospital or a referral center while providing suitable psychosocial support for the implications of genetic testing.


David Brownstone, MSW, RSW
Academic and Clinical Specialist-Manager
Department of Social Work
Clinical Social Worker
Paediatric Brain Tumour Program
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON


Harriet Druker, MSc
Genetic Counsellor
Cancer Genetics Program, The Hospital for Sick Children
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto

Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Director of Psycho-Oncology Research, Division of Pediatric Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA

David Malkin MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Staff Oncologist and Senior Scientist
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Michelle A. Mullen, MHP, PhD
Associate Professor Departments of Paediatrics & Women’s Studies
University of Ottawa, ON
Consultant Bioethicist
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON

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