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My Gene Counsel Weighs in on Large-Scale Multigene Panel Study of Hereditary Cancer Risk

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My Gene Counsel Weighs in on Large-Scale Multigene Panel Study of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Investigators at Ambry Genetics, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the University of Utah, and the University of California at Irvine have tapped into Ambry’s large collection of multigene panel test results to clarify hereditary cancer associations in high-risk patients — identifying gene-specific cancer associations they hope will inform future hereditary cancer test guidance.

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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated May 30, 2019 True or false? Men don’t need genetic testing since only women can have a hereditary risk to develop cancer. Answer: FALSE. The notion that men cannot have hereditary cancer mutations that put them at increased risk to develop cancer is just one of the myths surrounding men and genetic testing. Here…

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors Episode 17: Patient Experience Part I

This is the seventeenth 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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#NSGCGenePool Second Annual Tweetchat

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has launched the second year of its NSGC Digital Ambassador Program. This program highlights advocates and providers in the genetics field who raise awareness about the role of genetic counseling and promote their shared interest across their networks. The group consists of 15 influencers, including our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff,…

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Scalable, Updating Return of Genetic Test Results from 2018 Forward

The National Cancer Institute hosts a webinar series called Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Cancer Research (ENRICH). This speaker series fosters discussion about ethical and regulatory issues impacting cancer research. Our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff, was the keynote speaker in the latest webinar titled, “A Scalable Model for Returning Continually Updated Genetic Results to Consumers and…

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