Pink and Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer Chicago Premiere

Pink and Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer Chicago Premiere

On December 1st, I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago premiere of the Pink & Blue Movie with our advocacy partners Georgia Hurst, @ShewithLynch, and Amy Byer Shainman, @BRCAresponder.  I’ve worked closely with both Georgia and Amy for several years on...

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TweetChat: The Gene with Siddhartha Mukherjee

TweetChat: The Gene with Siddhartha Mukherjee

On Monday afternoon we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. Sid is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, and his...

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The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Part 2

The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Part 2

Last Updated November 2018 In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve compiled information about inherited forms of pancreatic cancer.  This is the second installment of our series, check out the first installment. Photo Credit: ...

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The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Part 1

The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Part 1

Last Updated November 2018 In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve compiled information about hereditary forms of pancreatic cancer. Photo Credit:  chamberlain.edu Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, with a lifetime risk of ~1.5% for...

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Neuroendocrine Tumor Day: Spotlight Pheochromocytomas

Neuroendocrine Tumor Day: Spotlight Pheochromocytomas

Photo credit to MLobliner  via Flickr Pheochromocytomas are rare nervous system tumors that are usually benign and develop in the small glands that sit on top of the kidneys, called the adrenal glands.  Everyone has two adrenal glands that produce hormones that travel...

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