hereditary cancer syndromes

My Gene Counsel Expands Genetic Content One Month Into Launch

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My Gene Counsel Expands Genetic Content One Month Into Launch

The digital genetic counseling solution expands its coverage of hereditary cancer content amid enthusiastic testimonials from new users Branford, CT: My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand, continuously updated reports for people who have had genetic testing, today announced that the company has extended its content reporting to include additional hereditary…

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Have Updated: Here is What You Need to Know

October 2017 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides guidelines to help determine who should have genetic testing for hereditary cancers and how individuals should be followed after testing. They recently published updates to these guidelines that we’ve summarized below. The full guidelines can be found here. We’ve also previously published a list of risk factors,…

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TweetChat: Lynch Syndrome And Other Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes

To conclude Lynch Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our phenomenal co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Heather Hampel, MS, LGC. Hampel is a genetic counselor at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research interests include screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for Lynch…

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Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on hereditary kidney cancer we discussed risk factors that increase the likelihood of a hereditary predisposition to kidney cancer.  In this post we outline six hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk to develop kidney cancer, and their features. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes that Involve the Kidney 1. von-Hippel-Lindau syndrome or…

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Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 1

This article will focus on kidney cancers and the possibility that kidney cancers may be due an inherited risk. It is estimated that ~2-4% of kidney cancers are hereditary.  Usually, a person is born with two kidneys.  They are located in the rear of the abdominal cavity. The job of the kidneys is to filter…

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