TweetChat: Lynch Syndrome And Other Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes

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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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Podcast: No Stomach For Cancer

In this podcast episode, Ellen interviews Johanna, who speaks about her and her family’s experience with gastric cancer, genetic testing and prophylactic surgeries. Johanna was 26 when she had her stomach prophylactically removed. She shares her decision making process and what the experience was like post-surgery. Johanna originally sought out genetic counseling due to her…

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Brave Bosom: Affordable Access to a New Genetic Test for Cancer

Our President and CEO, Ellen T. Matloff, was featured this week on Brave Bosom discussing the implications of a new, low-cost genetic testing option just released by Color Genomics. She commented on ways to scale up access to testing while minimizing errors in the interpretation of results. Read the full article here.

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Is Salpingectomy ‘The Answer’ for BRCA Carriers?

It is well-known that women who carry a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 are at high risk to develop both breast (50-85% lifetime risk) and ovarian (15-60% lifetime risk) cancer. Because the screening options for ovarian cancer (transvaginal ultrasound, the blood test CA-125 and physical exam), are not effective at finding ovarian cancers at earlier,…

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