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

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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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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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Rare Disease Day 2017

Did you know 1 in 10 people in America have a Rare Disease? Individually, Rare Diseases are scarce, but together they are actually quite common with 30 million Americans having a Rare Disease. More than half of those living with a Rare Disease are children…and about 30% of these children will not live to see their…

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Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on hereditary thyroid cancer we discussed risk factors that increase the likelihood of an hereditary predisposition to thyroid cancer.  In this post we outline four hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk to develop thyroid cancer, and their features.  Hereditary Cancer Syndromes that Involve the Thyroid 1. Multiple Endocrine…

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National Cancer Survivor's Day

To celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day, June 5th, we have compiled quotes from cancer survivors and families to educate and inspire others.  “I’ve always viewed my family history and genetic information as another tool – knowledge is power – I believe that. It empowered me, helped me make treatment decisions, and guided how I should…

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Beyond BRCA: Cowden Syndrome (PTEN)

This is the first in a series of articles built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. This month, Heather, @ZHeatherChamp, shares her story of living with Cowden syndrome. Genetic Counseling Note: People who carry one mutation in the PTEN gene can have several different, but related, disorders, including Cowden syndrome. Cowden syndrome can also be caused…

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