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VUS Reclassified to "Suspected Deleterious": When Genetic Counseling Updates Become Life-Saving

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Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome and CDH1 Mutations

Genetic Counseling Note: People who have a mutation in one of their CDH1 genes have a syndrome called Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC). This syndrome increases the risk of developing stomach cancer in men and women, lobular breast cancer in women, and may be related to other types of cancer as well. People who carry…

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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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Podcast: Prophylactic Surgery Decisions Before BRCA Testing

In the podcast we hear from Ellen, whose strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer led her to make the hard, controversial decision to undergo multiple prophylactic surgeries years before genetic testing would become available. After losing her own mother at a young age from breast cancer, Ellen wanted to make sure she did…

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