How Patients Can Share Their Data

How Patients Can Share Their Data

What can you do to share your data as a patient? Our Cancer Genetics Division Director, Danielle Bonadies, was scheduled to present today at FORCE, a patient conference, to highlight resources for patients to contribute their own data to research. Unfortunately, the...

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Celebrities Share Their Cancer Stories

Celebrities Share Their Cancer Stories

When celebrities publicly share their cancer diagnoses it is common for medical professionals to experience dramatic increases in office calls and for internet searches about the celebrity’s cancer to rise. In this blog post we shine the spotlight on a few celebrities...

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Sue Friedman, Founder of FORCE, Shares Her Story

Sue Friedman, Founder of FORCE, Shares Her Story

Sue Friedman is the Founder and the Executive Director of FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers. Sue has been a well-known leader in...

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FDA Updates Recommendation Against Ovarian Cancer Screening

FDA Updates Recommendation Against Ovarian Cancer Screening

The FDA released a statement yesterday recommending against the use of ovarian cancer screening methods for healthy women that are seeking screening proactively. The statement has important implications for BRCA, Lynch syndrome, BRIP1, RAD51C, and RAD51D mutation...

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Discussion: Hereditary Cancer 101: What You Need To Know

Discussion: Hereditary Cancer 101: What You Need To Know

On Monday night we held a Tweetchat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Erica Ramos, Genetic Counselor at Illumina and President-Elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.  Here are highlights from the...

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 1

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 1

This is the first installment in our new series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors”, in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of...

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HeForShe for Gender Equality

HeForShe for Gender Equality

Updated April 1, 2019 HeForShe launched in 2014 with the initial aim to mobilize one million men to commit to accelerate the achievement of gender equality. Men, you ask? Yes, men! As of April 2019, more than two billion have committed. The movement was created by UN...

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