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Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 2

Last Updated: January 8, 2019 In Part 1 of this series on hereditary thyroid cancer, we discussed red flags that increase the likelihood of a hereditary predisposition to thyroid cancer.  In this post, we outline four hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk to develop thyroid cancer and their features. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes that Involve…

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Pink and Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer Chicago Premiere

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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The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Part 2

Last Updated November 2018 In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve compiled information about inherited forms of pancreatic cancer.  This is the second installment of our series, check out the first installment. Photo Credit:  midshorepancan.org Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, with a lifetime risk of ~1.5% for individuals in the United States.  For the…

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The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Part 1

Last Updated November 2018 In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve compiled information about hereditary forms of pancreatic cancer. Photo Credit:  chamberlain.edu Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, with a lifetime risk of ~1.5% for individuals in the United States.  For the majority of pancreatic cancers, the cause is unknown, and there is no known…

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Neuroendocrine Tumor Day: Spotlight Pheochromocytomas

Photo credit to MLobliner  via Flickr Pheochromocytomas are rare nervous system tumors that are usually benign and develop in the small glands that sit on top of the kidneys, called the adrenal glands.  Everyone has two adrenal glands that produce hormones that travel throughout the body to give instructions to other organs and tissues.  Tumors…

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