Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: “Genetic Testing Unleashed: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated May 30, 2019 True or false? Men don’t need genetic testing since only women can have a hereditary risk to develop cancer. Answer: FALSE. The notion that men cannot have hereditary cancer mutations that put them at increased risk to develop cancer is just one of the myths surrounding men and genetic testing. Here…

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Scalable, Updating Return of Genetic Test Results from 2018 Forward

The National Cancer Institute hosts a webinar series called Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Cancer Research (ENRICH). This speaker series fosters discussion about ethical and regulatory issues impacting cancer research. Our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff, was the keynote speaker in the latest webinar titled, “A Scalable Model for Returning Continually Updated Genetic Results to Consumers and…

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Discussion: Should We Test Minors For Hereditary Cancer Syndromes?

Last week we held a Tweet Chat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman to hear what our community had to say on the issue of genetic testing in minors. This is a controversial topic with no easy answers, and we were thrilled with the great turnout and information shared. Here are the highlights: Question…

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CRISPR- What Is It, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Last Updated: January 3, 2019 Does “gene editing” make you think of designer babies?  But what if, instead of selecting for ‘desired’ traits, the edits were used to prevent serious, debilitating, and life-threatening conditions and diseases?  CRISPR technology may make this possible. What is CRISPR? CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly-Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. It’s a…

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Rates of Genetic Testing on the Rise While Utilization of Genetic Counseling Plummets

mGC Offers a Digital Solution to the Genetic Counseling Gap A recent article published in JAMA Oncology found that the majority (63%) of women who pursued genetic testing for BRCA testing never received genetic counseling. Researchers surveyed women whose clinicians ordered BRCA testing and a total of 3,874 patients completed the questionnaire assessing BRCA knowledge,…

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