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1 Funded through a Cooperative Agreement from the Centers for Disease Control to the Georgia Department of Public Health and administered by Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education in partnership with Emory University, Georgia State University and Morehouse School of Medicine. Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women January 9, 2014 Monique Martin, MPH, CHES Health Education and Communication Specialist Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE)

2 OUTLINE Cancer Care in Georgia Consortiums Background Accomplishments Education Policy Surveillance Challenges & Successes

3 CANCER CARE in GEORGIA 159 Counties 17 Cancer Genetic Counselors 18 Health Districts 1 NCI Hospital 42 CoC Hospitals Resources are largely based in Atlanta Metropolitan Area Source:

4 Georgia State University Morehouse School of Medicine A Public Private Partnership CONSORTIUMS STRUCTURE

5 PURPOSE To promote use of evidence-based guidelines for breast and ovarian cancer genetic risk assessment, counseling and testing, and improve the identification of young women at genetic risk for these cancers.

6 Education State & National Organizations Posters/ Presentations National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) University of Georgia 2 nd Annual State of Public Health Conference Breast Health Seminar @ GA Dept. of Public Health GA Health News Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia at GASCO Annual Meeting Georgia Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 Breast health programs in GA Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA)

7 275 licensed Primary Care Providers were surveyed. Found a significant HBOC knowledge deficit among Georgia PCPs, particularly with respect to identification of high-risk individuals. Education Needs Assessments: Young Breast Cancer Survivors Primary Care Residencies Cancer Genetic Counselors Primary Care Providers

8 Goal: Communicate the importance of genomics in primary care clinical practice to providers and give information on current cancer genomic standards and guidelines. Education

9 Inclusion of a new objective in GAs Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Objective 2.3A: By 2017, increase the number of high risk Georgians with access to breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancer genetic risk assessment (i.e. genetic counseling and testing) by 20%. Meetings with: GA Insurance Commissioner Medical Directors of Leading Health plans GDPH Telehealth & Partnership for Telehealth Program Directors Analysis of GA Health Plans Policy


11 Approval of $46,000 Genetic Testing Fund with proceeds from GA Breast Cancer License Tag Every $22 Dollars from the purchase or renewal of a GA Breast Cancer License Tag is deposited in the Indigent Care Fund for breast health programs for the underserved Creates a new stream of funding for the underinsured for genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in Georgia. Available January 2014

12 USPSTFs recommendation cites Breast Cancer Genetics Referral Screening Tool (B-RST*) and Simplest and quickest to administer. *Developed and validated by Cecelia Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, Member of Winship Cancer Institute SURVEILLANCE

13 Website developed using B-RST Algorithm 6 Questions 3 Results: Negative Moderate Positive Targeted provider and public information

14 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Source: – web traffic, ~495 unique visitors/month MAY 2013 Angelina Jolies New York Times Editorial – 5/14/2013 SURVEILLANCE & EDUCATION MAY 2013 Angelina Jolies New York Times Editorial – 5/14/2013 DEC 2013 Release of USPSTFs Recommendation Statement– 12/23/2013


16 SURVEILLANCE Location of counties with clinics using B-RST screening* * From Top to Bottom: Gwinnett, Cobb/Douglas, DeKalb, Clayton, Bibb, Chatham

17 USE of B-RST in GA PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS Clients visit clinic. Clinic staff incorporate HBOC screening into typical process for collecting clients medical history using Clients with Moderate & Negative screening results given information. Routine health screenings are encouraged. Clients with Positive screening results are contacted by a genetics professional, unless they opt-out. SURVEILLANCE



20 Data presented collected from 2012 – 2013 Clinics have varying: Implementation dates Structures Number of providers

21 SURVEILLANCE Patients screened using the B-RST in 6 public health clinics by Zip Code Source: Map by E. Dauria, 2013



24 1.Total number divided by number of patients that agreed to follow-up 2.Obtained detailed family history and provided resource(s)/counseling/education. 3.Reported breast concern as reason for coming to public health clinic. 4.Total number of patients with the test result divided by number of patients tested. 5.Not enough information about genetic change to know whether or not it results in increased risk of cancer. Patient Follow-Up N (%) 1 Successfully Contacted 2 66 (69.4%) Meet NCCN High Risk guidelines44 (46.3%) Tested14 (14.7%) Patients that reported findings 3 20 (21.1%) N (%) 4 Test Results BRCA 1/2 Positive Genetic Variant of Uncertain Significance 5 Negative 1 (7.1%) 9 (64.3%) Pending Test Results3 (21.4%) SURVEILLANCE

25 Challenges Newly Funded State Uncertainty about future funding opportunities (sustainability!) Limited access to genetic counselors Lack of genomics awareness among providers & the public Policy Limbo Implementation of ACA Implications of patent challenge Successes Collaboration Work within public health clinics USPSTF recommendation statement SUMMARY

26 GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Barbara Crane, MN, APRN GEORGIA CORE Nancy M. Paris, MS, FACHE Monique L. Martin, MPH, CHES Alice Kerber, RN, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AOCN, APNG EMORY UNIVERSITY Winship Cancer Institute Cecelia Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC Sheryl G. A. Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS Victoria Green, MD, MHSA, MBA, JD L. Brannon Traxler, MD GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY Robyn Bussey, MBA, MHA Karen Minyard, PhD Christopher Parker, BSc, MBBS, MPH MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Roland Matthews, MD Ijeoma Azonobi, MD THANK YOU MONIQUE MARTIN, MPH, CHES (O) 404-584-5640 (F) 404-584-8839 MMARTIN@GEORGIACORE.ORG MMARTIN@GEORGIACORE.ORG

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