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#NSGCGenePool Second Annual Tweetchat

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#NSGCGenePool Second Annual Tweetchat

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has launched the second year of its NSGC Digital Ambassador Program. This program highlights advocates and providers in the genetics field who raise awareness about the role of genetic counseling and promote their shared interest across their networks. The group consists of 15 influencers, including our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff,…

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TweetChat: Lynch Syndrome And Other Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes

To conclude Lynch Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our phenomenal co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Heather Hampel, MS, LGC. Hampel is a genetic counselor at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research interests include screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for Lynch…

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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 our tweetchat series #GenCSM, amongst other projects in the hereditary cancer space, but…

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Discussion: Immunotherapy and Lynch Syndrome Related Cancers

Yesterday we held a Tweet Chat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman, and special guest Stephanie Goff, MD, of the National Cancer Institute to discuss what you need to know about immunotherapy and Lynch Syndrome related cancers. We were also honored to be joined by Erin Mading, who recently lost her third…

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Discussion: Who Really Has Access to Genetic Testing?

Last week we held a Tweet Chat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman, special guest Sharlene Hesse-Biber, PhD and host Ambry Genetics to discuss a very important issue in genetic testing: Who really has access? As always, the response from our community of patients, advocates and others was overwhelming. Here are the highlights of the conversation. Do you think most people can afford…

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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 can leave some women to feel that there is no hope of ever regaining a satisfying…

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