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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October has been a very busy month for My Gene Counsel! Our BRCA1 and BRCA2 product line officially launched last week and consumers may now sign up! We were invited to attend the Genetic Health Information Network Summit in Nashville, TN earlier in the month. Our CEO, Ellen Matloff, is speaking at the National Organization of Rare Disease…

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In a special edition of the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff, and the founder of Proactive Genes, Shannon Pulaski, were guests to help kick off National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and Previvor Day. In this episode, you’ll hear about their resources and how each can help others learn more about their…

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On December 1st, I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago premiere of the Pink & Blue Movie with our advocacy partners Georgia Hurst, @ShewithLynch, and Amy Byer Shainman, @BRCAresponder.  I’ve worked closely with both Georgia and Amy for several years on our tweetchat series #GenCSM, amongst other projects in the hereditary cancer space, but…

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When celebrities publicly share their cancer diagnoses it is common for medical professionals to experience dramatic increases in office calls and for internet searches about the celebrity’s cancer to rise. In this blog post we shine the spotlight on a few celebrities (Angelina Jolie, Sandra Lee, and Joan Lunden) who have spoken up about their cancer experience…

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Sue Friedman Sue Friedman is the Founder and the Executive Director of FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.  Sue has been a well-known leader in the BRCA community for many years — this is a bit…

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