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Who Should Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer? Guidelines Have Expanded

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Who Should Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer? Guidelines Have Expanded

BRCA-Related Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer syndrome, previously known as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC), is a well-known hereditary cancer syndrome characterized by increased risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers and possibly melanoma. Genetic counseling and testing can help individuals learn more about their cancer risks as well as their options for…

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

In the blog series, “Faces of Genetic Counseling,” we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. In our latest interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Hallie Andrew, MS, a genetic counselor at Children’s National, who shared with us her unconventional route to becoming…

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My Gene Counsel Releases New Reports on 23andMe Findings

My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand web-based genetic counseling, today announced that the company has expanded its database of genetic resources to include content for at-home genetic tests related to MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), and Parkinson’s disease.

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Nick Little

In the blog series, “Faces of Genetic Counseling,” we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. We had the opportunity to speak with Nick Little, MS, a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Nick was one of just 12 graduates –…

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My Gene Counsel Offers Personalized Genetic Counseling Reports for Those with Positive Alzheimer’s Gene Test Result

My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand web-based genetic counseling, today announced that the company has expanded its content to include reports for those who test positive for a variant in the APOE gene through 23andMe’s consumer DNA testing. The expansion is another step in My Gene Counsel’s goal to service…

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Webinar: When Should You Consider Testing Beyond BRCA?

In this Quest Diagnostics webinar, My Gene Counsel’s Ellen Matloff describes which patients are candidates for genetic testing, summarizes the types of hereditary cancer testing available for patient management, and discusses the key personal and family history findings that determine which test is best for a particular patient.

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