Angelina’s Impact: Advocates Share

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Angelina’s Impact: Advocates Share

It’s been five years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below advocates reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina’s efforts have…

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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 (Angelina Jolie, Sandra Lee, and Joan Lunden) who have spoken up about their cancer experience…

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Angelina Jolie’s Impact: Hereditary Cancer Advocacy

It’s been three years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below advocates reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina’s efforts have…

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Empower Radio: Genetic Testing and What You Should Know

On this episode of The Cancer Warrior, Ellen T. Matloff joins Amy Byer Shainman, executive producer of the Hereditary Cancer documentary Pink and Blue and Georgia Hurst, a lynch syndrome patient and advocate for those with hereditary cancer syndrome to talk about The Angelina Effect, genetic testing, and Lynch Syndrome. Listen to the full episode here.…

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You've Always Had the Power My Dear. You Had it All Along.

Last week was a great reminder of the power of the consumer – namely, You. Forbes published an article about Angelina Jolie with which many of us in the hereditary cancer community took issue. Some felt the tone was a bit snarky and that the medical and scientific facts were not accurate. Those of us…

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Nature: Gene Counsellors Expect Resurgence of 'Jolie Effect'

Ellen T. Matloff, My Gene Counsel President and CEO, was featured in Nature last week discussing how misinterpreted results of genetic testing for cancer risk can result in unnecessary surgery. This story follow’s Angelina Jolie Pitt’s disclosure that she recently underwent a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, her second prophylactic surgery since testing positive for a BRCA1 mutation. Her public comments…

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