The Days of Cookie Cutter Medicine Are Over

The Days of Cookie Cutter Medicine Are Over

Geneticists have long had visions of a future in which medicine would be customized based on each individual's genetic makeup. But the reality of tailoring treatment based on genetic testing has been a complex, expensive and ethically grey area, and science,...

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Podcast: Genetic Counseling for Survivors

Podcast: Genetic Counseling for Survivors

In the weeks leading up to National Cancer Survivors Day on June 7th we will be bringing you powerful stories of survivorship. One thing that has unfortunately become clear as genetic testing becomes more common place is that genetic counseling, a crucial step in the...

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Do I Need Genetic Counseling and Testing for Melanoma?

Do I Need Genetic Counseling and Testing for Melanoma?

The majority of melanomas are likely a combination of environmental and sporadic factors. However, approximately 10% of all melanomas are inherited. Could the melanoma in my family be hereditary? These factors increase the likelihood that melanoma is hereditary: Some...

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Podcast: Genetic Counseling for Survivors

Video: We All Have a Stake in Personalized Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYY9X0_0B9o In the last year or so you have probably heard the terms personalized medicine or precision medicine. Recently, the medical community has shifted the way it conducts research in order to move away from...

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Tips For Having Sex After Oophorectomy, Hysterectomy

A major issue for female cancer previvors and survivors that have undergone an oophorectomy or hysterectomy is sex following surgery. And as you may expect, it’s an issue that patients and clinicians don’t always know how to talk about or address. This...

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For $249, Shouldn’t We All Have the Cancer Gene Panel?

For $249, Shouldn’t We All Have the Cancer Gene Panel?

Color Genomics just announced that for a mere $249 they are offering genetic testing for a panel of genes that will include BRCA1, BRCA2 and 17 other genes associated with cancer risk. Considering that the lead competitor in this space offers their cancer gene panel...

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