Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 2

Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 2

Photo Credit:  Urology Care Foundation Updated: March 5, 2019 In Part 1 of this series on hereditary kidney cancer, we introduced red flags that increase the likelihood of a hereditary predisposition to kidney cancer.  In this post, we review six hereditary cancer...

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Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 1

Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 1

Last Update: March 5, 2019 This article will focus on kidney cancers and the possibility that kidney cancers may be due an inherited risk. It is estimated that ~3-5% of kidney cancers are hereditary. Photo Credit: WebMD Usually, a person is born with two kidneys. ...

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Rare Disease Day 2017

Rare Disease Day 2017

Did you know 1 in 10 people in America have a Rare Disease? Individually, Rare Diseases are scarce, but together they are actually quite common with 30 million Americans having a Rare Disease. More than half of those living with a Rare Disease are children…and about...

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 6

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 6

This is the sixth installment in our 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 medical...

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Genome Generation

Genome Generation

Genetic Counseling Note: TP53 is a gene located on chromosome 17p that is often mutated, or changed, in tumors.  However, some people are born carrying one mutation in the TP53 gene in all of their cells.  These mutations are called germline mutations,...

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Ellen Matloff Featured on Instagram for Women In Science Day

Ellen Matloff Featured on Instagram for Women In Science Day

This Singapore-based Instagram account is featuring trailblazing women around the globe. The project aims to connect and inspire all women, everywhere. Their hope is that we can contribute to a world where all women focus on dreams and goals that are not limited by...

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A Valentine for You, from Cardiovascular Genetic Counselors

A Valentine for You, from Cardiovascular Genetic Counselors

Here is what 3 of the top Cardiovascular (CV) Genetic Counselors would like you to know about inherited cardiovascular disease: 1.  Sudden cardiac death can be the first symptom in families with hereditary cardiovascular conditions.  So, even if you are...

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 5

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 5

This is the fifth installment in our 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 medical...

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