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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Our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff, was a guest host on Australian Genetic Counselor Matthew Burgess’s podcast, Demystifying Genetics, for a Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness-themed episode. Patient advocates join Matthew later in the program to share their experiences. Their discussion explored: The role of the genetic counselor What a gene is and what variants in a…

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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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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 fifth 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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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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