Precision Oncology Resource Library

Precision Oncology Resource Library

Discover what you can learn on our Precision Oncology online resource library. Explore more than 20 resources compiled of both ONS and external content such as practice tools, courses, case studies, webinars, podcasts, websites, and more.

Practice Tools/Toolkits

CSER- Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research
This resource was created by a team of clinicians with genomic testing expertise. It is designed to help non-geneticist health care providers to understand genomic medicine and genome sequencing.

Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2)
Online repository of genomics educational materials, peer-reviewed by and for genetic counselors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians.

Method for Introducing a New Competency: Genomics (MINC)
Toolkit for integrating genomics into clinical practice.

My Family Health Portrait
Web-based tool to create a family pedigree with health information for patients and their providers to identify patterns of inheritance and identify risk factors.


Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk-Jackson Laboratory
There are numerous options for breast cancer genetic testing, with different strengths and limitations depending on the patent's personal and family history. In this course you will practice evaluating how well a particular genetic test assesses breast cancer risk (clinical validity) and the potential impact of testing on patient outcomes (clinical utility). This course is targeted to clinicians who order breast cancer genetic testing.

GRACE (genetic risk assessment cancer education)-Jackson Laboratory
This on-demand, interactive program consists of 11 modules on cancer genetics that are 15 minutes, case-based and help build clinical skills and impact patient care. Topics include assessing cancer risk using family history information, managing patients with increased cancer risk, genetic testing for breast cancer, genetic testing for colon cancer, and many others. You can earn continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education (CE) credit for each module for FREE!

NHGRI Short Course in Genomics
Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track: Course curricula from 2016 and 2017 for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and the faculty who educate them.

Omics Nursing Science & Education Network (ONSEN)
Collaborative research and training website.

Precision Medicine for Your Practice-Jackson Laboratory
CME and CNE modules on the clinical applications of genetic testing. 

Case Study

Global Genetics and Genomics Community (G3C)
Collection of unfolding video case studies for use with students and practicing health care providers learning basic genetic/genomic concepts.


ONS Genomic Testing in Cancer Care Webinar
Genomic technologies are rapidly being integrated into cancer care. Genetic/genomic tests are applied across the cancer care continuum for risk identification, risk reduction and cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Oncology nurses must be knowledgeable about the different types of technologies/tests including when and how they are used so they can navigate patients and families through the maze of precision oncology.

Insurers Webinar Series
Genetic testing strategies, interpretations, outcomes and patient care for use by insurers, payers, and their teams to make sound decisions regarding genomic health care of their insured.

ONS It’s in the Genes: Understanding Genetics and Genomics in Oncology webinar
Genetics play a critical role in the development of cancer as well as in its prevention and treatment. During this one-hour recorded webinar, you'll learn more about the basic concepts in genetics and how to address the genetic-related challenges that you encounter as you care for patients with cancer. 


Understanding Genomics in Oncology Nursing
ONS member Patricia Friend, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS®, AGN-BC, associate professor and program director for the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University in Chicago, IL, joins ONS’s Erin Dickman, MS, RN, OCN®, to discuss the different applications of genetics and genomics, what oncology nurses need to know about genomics, and much more.

What You Need to Know About At-Home Genetic Testing
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, AGN-BC, professor at Saint Louis University in internal medicine and the school of nursing, joins Chris Pirschel to discuss direct-to-consumer genetic testing, what it means to patients and providers, and how oncology nurses can help their patients understand genetic testing.

Other Resources

Cancer Genomics Infographic

April 25th is considered DNA day. National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers, and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics. The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953.

Genetic Testing FAQ Sheet
Get your questions answered about genetic testing like what it is, what you can learn from the test, and the different tests offered. 

ISONG-International Society of Nurses in Genetics
ISONG is an organization whose mission is to serve both the nursing profession and the public. ISONG fosters and advocates for the scientific and professional development of its members and the nursing community, in the discovery, interpretation, application, and management of genomic information, for the promotion of the public's health and wellbeing. ISONG advocates for public understanding of genomic health and use of genomic information.

Leading up to DNA Day - April 9th is focused on cancer genomics 
Transforming how we study, diagnose and treat cancer.

Learn Genetics
The University of Utah's Genetics Science learning Center.

NHGRI Strategic Planning 2020
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics aimed at accelerating scientific and medical breakthroughs. In developing the strategic plan, NHGRI aims to identify paradigm-shifting areas of genomics that will expand the field into new frontiers and enable novel applications to human health and disease. To ensure the widespread relevance of our strategic plan, we are seeking input from the scientific, medical and diverse public communities to help guide our planning process.

Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing in the Era of Precision Oncology
This ONS Voice article describes how every cancer diagnosis is as individualized and unique as the person receiving it. From family history to societal and economic background to a patient’s genetic make-up and composition, cancer affects each person with cancer differently. 

ONS Clinical Practice Resources

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