Other sources of information about genomics

Here, you will find resources that help explain genetics, genomics and genomic testing. Some of this material was developed by Australian Genomics, specifically for Australians.  Other resources have an international focus and highlight genomic trends in other countries. 

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Resources

Sporadic vs inherited cancers

This webpage explains the difference between sporadic cancers and inherited cancers. This resource may be useful if you or a family member is currently undergoing or has recently undergone genetic or genomic testing for cancer.
Source: Genetic Support (USA)
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Cancer types knowledgebase

This resource is a directory that lists cancer types alphabetically by name and provides information about them, including whether they are associated with any genetic conditions. This resource may be useful for people with a personal or family history of cancer who want to know whether there may be an underlying genetic cause to their cancer.
Source: Rare Cancers Australia
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Talking about BRCA in your family tree

This booklet provides very detailed information relating to telling your children about having the BRCA mutation. The booklet also has some facts about the BRCA mutation and what it means. While this booklet was made for people with a BRCA mutation, it may also be helpful for people wanting to tell their family about a different genetic condition.
Source: Facing Our Risk (USA)
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Genes, DNA and cancer

This webpage explains briefly what genes and DNA are and how cancer is associated with genes. The information is explained in simple terms.
Source: Cancer Research UK
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Getting your genetic test results

This written material explains what your test results mean if you have had a genetic test for a cancer gene.
Source: Cancer Research UK
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Understanding cancer genomics

This video was developed for the 100,000 Genomes Project. It explains how changes in our genes can lead to cancer and how genomic testing is used in managing cancer. This video is good for visual learners and easy to understand.
Source: Genomics England (UK)
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DNA banking

This webpage very briefly explains DNA banking. Note: there may be differences in DNA banking between Australia and the USA.
Source: Genetic Support (USA)
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