Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Confusion Over Colon Cancer Syndromes Leads to Wrong Testing

Feb 24, 2020

Precision Oncology News and My Gene Counsel have partnered to produce the “Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology” series to highlight real-world issues that genetics experts and medical professionals are encountering as genetic tests are increasingly used in cancer care. Experts submit anonymized case reports to My Gene Counsel, and based on the details in these reports, Precision Oncology News writes a feature that describes the case history, the challenges encountered by professionals in dealing with the case, and strategies they used in response to challenges or errors. The features also include a discussion with My Gene Counsel genetic counseling experts on better approaches that could be considered if similar cases are encountered in the future. In publishing this series, our aim is to educate experts in the field and foster discussion. If you would like to submit a case report, please email info@mygenecounsel.com.

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Despite Barriers, Labs Starting to Report Suspected Cancer Risk Mutations Seen in Tumor Testing

Feb 6, 2020

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: A Genetic Counselor’s Take On Why America Should Not Collect DNA From Migrants

Jan 31, 2020

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall – The Epigenetics of Aging

Jan 24, 2020

Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Patient Told Genetic Test Was Negative Turns out to Be MAP Carrier

Jan 21, 2020

With More Than a Million Records, ClinVar Value Grows as Variant Classification Resource

Jan 9, 2020

Personalized Medicine in 2019: Options Increasing But Are They Reaching Patients?

Jan 2, 2020

Precision Oncology in 2019: Growing Options Highlight Gaps in Healthcare Delivery System

Jan 2, 2020

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Why the Pentagon Is Warning US Military Not to Use Recreational Genetic Test Kits

Dec 27, 2019

What to Know Before You Buy an At-Home Genetic Cancer Risk Test

Dec 27, 2019

My Gene Counsel and Ambry Genetics Educate Consumers About Genetic Testing

Dec 2, 2019

Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: False Positive After Testing at Pop-Up Booth

Dec 2, 2019

Ellen Matloff Quoted in GenomeWeb Article on Barriers to In-Person Genetic Counseling

Dec 2, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Waiting for the Sign that Protections Are Needed for Genetic Data? Here It Is.

Nov 15, 2019

My Gene Counsel and Precision Oncology News Publish First Case Study in Series on Genetic Testing Challenges

Oct 25, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: What Beyoncé’s Dad and Angelina Jolie Have in Common

Oct 21, 2019

White Paper Releases Data on Frequency of Medical Guideline Revisions, Offers Solutions for Keeping Patients and Providers Informed

Oct 16, 2019

White Paper: How Often Do Medical Management Guidelines Change for People with Genetic Findings?

Oct 2, 2019

My Gene Counsel Weighs in on Large-Scale Multigene Panel Study of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Sep 12, 2019

Precision Oncology News Features My Gene Counsel’s New Report on Genetic Testing Errors

Aug 24, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Genetic Testing Unleashed – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Aug 20, 2019

My Gene Counsel Releases New Reports on 23andMe Findings

Jul 23, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: What You Should Know About Insurance Before You Have Genetic Testing

Jun 26, 2019

My Gene Counsel Offers Personalized Genetic Counseling Reports for Those with Positive Alzheimer’s Gene Test Result

Jun 4, 2019

Webinar: When Should You Consider Testing Beyond BRCA?

May 17, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Genomic Data Carve a New Path for Consumers, Clinical Trials

May 16, 2019

My Gene Counsel Positioned to Foster Responsible Return of Results, Per Recent ASHG and ACMG Guidelines

May 11, 2019

Managed Healthcare Executive​ Features My Gene Counsel and Ambry Genetics’ Pilot Program

May 2, 2019

CEO Ellen Matloff Interviewed in American Journal of Managed Care

Apr 24, 2019

National Cancer Institute’s ENRICH Webinar Led by Ellen Matloff

Apr 16, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Adoption and Sperm and Egg Donations Are No Longer Anonymous

Apr 7, 2019

GenomeWeb Features My Gene Counsel and Ambry Genetics’ DTC Confirmatory Testing Pilot Program

Mar 27, 2019

ClinicalOMICS Highlights My Gene Counsel and Ambry Genetics’ One-Stop Solution

Mar 20, 2019

My Gene Counsel and Ambry Genetics Join Forces to Bridge the Gap Between Direct-to-Consumer Testing and Medical-Grade Genetic Testing

Mar 18, 2019

Webinar: Which of Your Patients Should Be Offered Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk in 2019?

Mar 13, 2019

Ellen Matloff Guest on Laura Hercher’s The Beagle Has Landed Podcast

Feb 24, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: I Had Lynch Syndrome for 30 Hours

Feb 13, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Article Featured on Targeted Oncology

Feb 11, 2019

My Gene Counsel Launches Cardiovascular Content for February’s Heart Awareness Month

Feb 3, 2019

Ellen Matloff Discusses Past, Present, and Future of Genetic Counseling on Grey Genetics Podcast

Jan 22, 2019

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Good News If You Receive A DNA Kit From Santa

Dec 22, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Should Your List to Santa Include Ancestry Testing? Advice from a Genetic Counselor

Nov 30, 2018

CT Senator, Chris Murphy, Awards My Gene Counsel Innovator of the Month

Nov 29, 2018

My Gene Counsel Expands Genetic Content One Month Into Launch

Nov 27, 2018

Ellen Matloff on Bloomberg Podcast: Decoding the Genome Was Just the Beginning

Nov 26, 2018

Ellen Matloff Featured in French TV Show “Complément d’enquête”

Nov 20, 2018
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Ellen Matloff on Mendelspod: New Digital Genetic Counseling Product for DTC Customers

Nov 15, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: A Genetic Counselor Takes the Top DTC Genetic Tests on the Market

Oct 17, 2018

Ellen Matloff on DNA Today Podcast

Oct 5, 2018

My Gene Counsel Launches Digital Genetic Counseling Technology

Oct 4, 2018

Demystifying Genetics Podcast Guest Ellen Matloff

Oct 3, 2018

Ellen Matloff on CURE Talks Cancer Podcast

Oct 1, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Building a Bridge from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests to Reality

Sep 24, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Consumer Genetic Testing Will Change Your Life. In Fact, it Probably Already Has.

Aug 24, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Facebook Violates Trust of Private Patient Groups

Jul 29, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: If I’m Adopted, Should I Have DNA Testing?

Jul 11, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: How Your Genetic Data Could Be Shared Without Your Consent

Jun 18, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: How Accurate is Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing? From Gold(ish) to Garbage

May 28, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Why the Golden State Case Kept this Genetic Counselor Up All Night

Apr 28, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Healthcare Providers Can’t Afford to Ignore Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

Apr 19, 2018

My Gene Counsel Video Launch

Mar 19, 2018

Ellen Matloff Shares Her Expertise in Home DNA Kits on WNPR

Jan 19, 2018

My Gene Counsel CEO Issues Statement Regarding Dangers of Misreading Genetic Testing Results

Nov 19, 2017

Matloff Chosen to Launch First Genetic Counselor Awareness Day

Oct 21, 2017

Ellen Matloff Weighs in on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing to FORCE

Oct 20, 2017

My Gene Counsel, a Top Twitter #BRCA Contributor

Oct 19, 2017

Shouting the Importance of Genetic Counseling by a Certified Provider from the Rooftops

Sep 22, 2017

NSGC Magazine Features Article by Ellen Matloff

Apr 27, 2017

Ellen Matloff Marches for Science

Apr 22, 2017

CURE Quotes Ellen Matloff

Apr 17, 2017

Ellen Matloff Recognized for STEM Accomplishments

Mar 23, 2017

Ellen Matloff Featured on Instagram for Women In Science Day

Feb 11, 2017

Forbes Features My Gene Counsel in Fueling the Growth Competition

Nov 18, 2016

NPR Highlights My Gene Counsel During UberPITCH

Nov 16, 2016

My Gene Counsel a Semifinalist in UberPITCH Competition

Nov 9, 2016

Ellen Matloff Quoted in Health News Review

Oct 13, 2016

My Gene Counsel Quoted in Forward on Male Breast Cancer

Aug 10, 2016

CURE Welcomes New Member My Gene Counsel

Aug 8, 2016

My Gene Counsel Quoted in Medivizor on Genetic Counseling and Family Health History

May 26, 2016

My Gene Counsel Keynote Speaker at Jackson Laboratory Bioscience Forum

Mar 11, 2016

Ellen Matloff Speaks at FDA Public Workshop on Genetic Test Results

Mar 2, 2016

My Gene Counsel Quoted in 2016 IMAP Global Pharma/Biotech Report

Feb 22, 2016

Ellen Matloff Discusses Affordable Access to a New Genetic Test for Cancer

Apr 23, 2015

DNA Today: Interview With Hereditary Cancer Experts

Apr 13, 2015

Empower Radio: Genetic Testing and What You Should Know

Apr 9, 2015

Nature: Genetic Counselors Expect Resurgence of Jolie Effect

Mar 26, 2015


Ellen T. Matloff, President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, breaks down the controversy surrounding the recent 60 Minutes episode on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). Listen to find out what PGD means, how it’s used and why its purpose is often misinterpreted.

One genetic testing company recently grabbed headlines by announcing that for just $249 they will be offering a cancer gene panel that will test for 19 hereditary cancer genes. There is no doubt that low-cost options like these will break access to genetic testing wide open.


Understanding your DNA

Have you or a family member had genetic testing? My Gene Counsel's suite of digital tools pair with your genetic test results to help you use them accurately and effectively. Whether you had genetic testing last month or 10 years ago, My Gene Counsel keeps you informed of clinically-relevant updates and research opportunities … because you and your family need to know the latest.


Cancer Bytes: By Ellen Matloff

Welcome to Cancer Bytes, featuring interviews with people touched by cancer. We hope that by listening to stories from cancer survivors we can help you through your process of healing and coping with the disease.