The Days of Cookie Cutter Medicine Are Over

The Days of Cookie Cutter Medicine Are Over

Geneticists have long had visions of a future in which medicine would be customized based on each individual’s genetic makeup. But the reality of tailoring treatment based on genetic testing has been a complex, expensive and ethically grey area, and...
Do I Need Genetic Counseling and Testing for Melanoma?

Do I Need Genetic Counseling and Testing for Melanoma?

The majority of melanomas are likely a combination of environmental and sporadic factors. However, approximately 10% of all melanomas are inherited. Could the melanoma in my family be hereditary? These factors increase the likelihood that melanoma is hereditary: Some...
Podcast: Genetic Counseling for Survivors

Video: We All Have a Stake in Personalized Medicine

In the last year or so you have probably heard the terms personalized medicine or precision medicine. Recently, the medical community has shifted the way it conducts research in order to move away from ‘cookie-cutter medicine’...