21st Century Cures Act Approved by House of Representatives

21st Century Cures Act Approved by House of Representatives

On July 10, 2015 the House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) with a vote of 344-77. This act will launch healthcare into the 21st century by “investing in science and medical innovation, incorporating the patient perspective, and...

read more
Video: Genetic Testing for only $249?

Video: Genetic Testing for only $249?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UEvD5sdK0 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...

read more
Video: Genetic Testing for only $249?

Discussion: Precision Medicine Initiative

In the words of the National Institute of Health, precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle. In simpler terms, precision medicine means using a tailored treatment...

read more
GINA Put to the Test

GINA Put to the Test

4911111788_e8437352b5_b Updated May 3, 2019 What would really happen if an employer or health insurance company tried to improperly use genetic information? Has GINA ever been tested? Yes.  GINA was put to test when two warehouse workers were awarded $2,225,000 in...

read more
Video: Genetic Testing for only $249?

Podcast: Real Men Get Genetic Counseling

Last Updated May 30, 2019 In this podcast we hear from Devin, a healthy 30-year-old male who underwent genetic testing and counseling and his late 20s. Since it's fairly rare for a young healthy male to go through this process, Devin shared why he made the decision...

read more
Discussion: Men & Hereditary Cancer

Discussion: Men & Hereditary Cancer

In honor of Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, we wanted to shine a light on an important issue that does not usually get much attention: men and hereditary cancer. Men are often told that they don’t need genetic testing, since the cancer risks only impact...

read more
Video: Genetic Testing for only $249?

Podcast: Yes, Men Can Get Breast Cancer

Since June is Men's Health Month, we want to help set the record straight about men and cancer, especially breast cancer. In this conversation, Chris shares his story of being diagnosed with early-onset Stage III breast cancer as a 31-year-old newlywed. The messages...

read more
Video: Genetic Testing for only $249?

Podcast: I Will Survive!

Today's podcast is a survival story meant to remind us that in the midst of cancer their is hope. In this conversation, Joan shares her story of early an onset Stage II breast cancer diagnosis at 27, genetic testing and a BRCA mutation at 42 and Stage IIIA ovarian...

read more