Nine Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Nine Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated June 15, 2022 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...
Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Nettie Stevens Nettie Stevens (1861-1912, American) discovered that a fetus’s sex is determined by chromosomes contributed by the parents during conception. Previously, it was believed that environmental factors during conception determined sex. Charlotte...
My Gene Counsel Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer

My Gene Counsel Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Many supposed breast cancer risk genes don’t raise risk, studies find By Marie McCullough for The Philadelphia Inquirer In the quarter century since the watershed discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2, dozens of other genes have been implicated in hereditary breast cancer. A...