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Angelina’s Impact: Advocates Share

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Angelina’s Impact: Advocates Share

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 advocates reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina’s efforts have…

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Angelina Jolie’s Impact: Hereditary Cancer Advocacy

It’s been three 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 advocates reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina’s efforts have…

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Video: Breeding Out Disease

Last autumn 60 Minutes aired a controversial episode on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), a loaded topic to say the least. In preparation for Newborn Screening Awareness Month this September, we’re revisiting this topic in order to help break it down. Listen to find out what PGD means, how it’s used and why its purpose is often…

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