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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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My Tumor Carries A BRCA Mutation. Does This Mean I’m A BRCA Carrier?

When we read about genetic testing in the mainstream media, we often think of the testing Angelina Jolie had, called germline genetic testing.  This analysis looks for genetic changes in our DNA that are found in most of the cells in our body, including cells in the blood, saliva, and cheek cells, which are generally…

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4 Years Post-Gene Patents: How Has Life Changed In The Genomics World?

Four years ago today, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous 9-0 decision banned gene patents.  What has changed in the genomics world in these past four years?  And what changes are yet to come? Within 5 hours of the decision, laboratories began offering genetic testing for mutations…

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Joanna Rudnick, Filmmaker of BRCA Previvor "In the Family" Documentary

Joanna Rudnick, Award Winning Creative Director & Documentary Filmmaker, ‘In the Family’ Joanna, do you realize that you have a lot of ‘Superfans’ in the BRCA and the Genetics Communities? I find that so hard to believe! I think of myself as a regular member of the community, facing the same challenges as everyone else. I read…

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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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