5-year BRCA SCOTUS Anniversary

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5-year BRCA SCOTUS Anniversary

Today, June 13th, 2018, marks the 5 year anniversary of the Supreme Court of the United States’ Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case regarding the BRCA gene patent. The result was a unanimous decision, genes could not be patented as they occur naturally. We reflected back on this day, how far we have…

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Angelina’s Impact: Genetic Counselors 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 genetic counselors reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina Jolie’s…

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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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Blazing The Trail: Why Genetic Counselors Must Lead The Genomics Revolution

To celebrate the first Genetic Counseling Awareness Day (November 9th), our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff, presented as the inaugural speaker for The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) webinar event. Here’s a recap of a few career challenges she shared and her call to action for fellow genetic counselors. You can watch the full webinar on…

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Have Updated: Here is What You Need to Know

October 2017 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides guidelines to help determine who should have genetic testing for hereditary cancers and how individuals should be followed after testing. They recently published updates to these guidelines that we’ve summarized below. The full guidelines can be found here. We’ve also previously published a list of risk factors,…

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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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