9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated May 30, 2019 True or false? Men don’t need genetic testing since only women can have a hereditary risk to develop cancer. Answer: FALSE. The notion that men cannot have hereditary cancer mutations that put them at increased risk to develop cancer is just one of the myths surrounding men and genetic testing. Here…

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Genetic Counseling 2018 Professional Status Survey

The National Society of Genetic Counselors’ (NSGC) 2018 Professional Status Survey Reports have been released. In this blog post, we outline the highlights from the publically available Executive Summary. All of the graphics and information in this blog are directly from the Excutive Summary. Members of the NSGC have access to all the specific reports including Demographics and Methodology,…

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Scalable, Updating Return of Genetic Test Results from 2018 Forward

The National Cancer Institute hosts a webinar series called Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Cancer Research (ENRICH). This speaker series fosters discussion about ethical and regulatory issues impacting cancer research. Our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff, was the keynote speaker in the latest webinar titled, “A Scalable Model for Returning Continually Updated Genetic Results to Consumers and…

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National Cancer Institute’s ENRICH Webinar Led by Ellen Matloff

Our CEO/President led a webinar the National Cancer Institute’s ENRICH series, “A Scalable Model for Returning Continually Updated Genetic Results to Consumers and Clinicians”. Matloff outlines the ethical principles that must be considered in returning understandable, useable and current genetic information. She also discusses how to make people stewards of their genetic data, provide them…

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Angelina’s Impact: Genetic Counselors Share

It’s been five years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below genetic counselors reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina Jolie’s…

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