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My Gene Counsel Weighs in on Large-Scale Multigene Panel Study of Hereditary Cancer Risk

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My Gene Counsel Weighs in on Large-Scale Multigene Panel Study of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Investigators at Ambry Genetics, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the University of Utah, and the University of California at Irvine have tapped into Ambry’s large collection of multigene panel test results to clarify hereditary cancer associations in high-risk patients — identifying gene-specific cancer associations they hope will inform future hereditary cancer test guidance.

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My Gene Counsel Releases New Reports on 23andMe Findings

My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand web-based genetic counseling, today announced that the company has expanded its database of genetic resources to include content for at-home genetic tests related to MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), and Parkinson’s disease.

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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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Recessive Mutations in MSH3 Found to Cause Colon Cancer

A research team at the University of Bonn in Germany has published a new study regarding  a mismatch repair gene called MSH3.  This discovery is unique in that MSH3 is 1) inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern and 2) causes the development of multiple colon polyps, which is in contrast to most other known mismatch…

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The Truths About Testing “True Negative”

Photo Credit: MIKI Yoshihito, via Flickr. Updated: March 6, 2019 Our CEO and President, Ellen T. Matloff, sat down with a former patient who also had the perspective of being a medical student. He is now a practicing physician. Carl’s story starts with his mother’s various cancers and her genetic testing. She tested positive for…

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Beyond BRCA: Lynch Syndrome

This article is part of a series built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. Here’s Georgia’s story of living with Lynch syndrome. Genetic Counseling Note: Lynch syndrome, also called Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome (HNPCC), is an autosomal dominant condition that can be caused by a mutation in one of at least 5 different genes (MSH2,…

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