This is the seventeenth installment in our series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors”, in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counseling is a rapidly growing field offering professionals a wide range of…

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  Shannon, you’ve written a children’s book called Mom’s Genes that serves as an introduction for young children to learn about genetics and family history. There are few books on the market that cover this topic, and none that I know of written by a parent. What inspired you to write Mom’s Genes? I was inspired…

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Is it time to put the cancer ‘fight’ metaphor to rest once and for all? Patient advocates and genetic counselors share their insight. Is it time to put the cancer 'fight' metaphor to rest once and for all? #Advocates, please chime in! #Gencsm #BRCA #Lynchsyndrome #patientadvocates #cancer #patients #PatientExperience — Ellen T. Matloff (@MyGeneCounsel) May…

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It’s been five years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below genetic counselors reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina Jolie’s…

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This is the sixteenth installment in our series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors”, in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counseling is a rapidly growing field offering professionals a wide range of…

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This is the thirteenth installment in our series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors,” in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counseling is a rapidly growing field offering professionals a wide range of…

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