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"Angelina Effect" Spurs Increased Breast Cancer Screenings In The UK

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy after being told she would likely develop breast cancer had a tremendous impact on testing for the disease in the UK, the authors of a...

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2014-08-19 16:29:12

GILBERT, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A cutting-edge research study at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a major difference in treating breast cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations on either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The Brocade Study will enroll patients with hereditary breast cancer that is metastatic, meaning it has spread to other parts of the...

Gene Increases Risk Of Developing breast Cancer To One In Three By Age 70
2014-08-08 03:08:44

University of Cambridge Breast cancer risks for one of potentially the most important genes associated with breast cancer after the BRCA1/2 genes are today reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Women with mutations in the PALB2 gene have on average a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of seventy. In a study run through the international PALB2 Interest Group a team of researchers from 17 centers in eight countries led by the University of Cambridge...

2014-06-25 23:14:27

AllMed webinar provides in-depth review of the latest in standard of care for the genetic testing of breast and ovarian cancer. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Advances in genetic testing technology have improved detection rates for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in individuals who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but some mutations are missed with standard genetic testing. During a recent AllMed webinar, Dr. Della Howell, board-certified hematologist-oncologist,...

2014-06-03 12:27:34

Institute of Cancer Research Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals. Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRCA2 defect, occurring in around 2 per cent of the population, in research published in Nature Genetics today (Sunday). The defect in BRCA2 - best known for its role in breast cancer - increases the risk of...

2014-05-09 13:00:57

Virginia Commonwealth University Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for nearly 25 percent of hereditary breast cancers and most hereditary ovarian cancers, yet a study by cancer prevention and control researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center suggests an alarmingly small amount of women who qualify for BRCA genetic counseling actually receive the services. Additionally, they found that a significant proportion of women with a family history of breast...

2014-03-14 16:22:34

Large-Scale Sculpture Celebrates Hope for Patients and Families Carrying BRCA Mutations PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA formally unveiled "Homologous Hope," a new sculpture suspended from the glass atrium in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The large-scale piece was created especially for the Basser Research Center for BRCA by the New York-based internationally renowned artist Mara G....

2014-01-22 12:11:01

Genetic counseling delivered over the telephone is as effective as face-to-face counseling, finds the largest randomized study to date comparing the two methods. The multi-center study, led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, was reported today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The landscape of genetic testing has broadened to include a range of diseases, and demand for testing and counseling has greatly increased because of direct-to-consumer marketing,...

2014-01-11 23:01:48

The US Supreme court ruled recently that the test patent is no longer valid causing pricing for Genetic testing to plummet. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 BRCA gene is currently the most well known breast cancer (and ovarian cancer) gene. Women with a BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 gene mutation are up to eight times more likely to develop breast malignancy than women without. In other words, the lifetime risk for getting breast cancer is up to 85%. If and when cancer happens, it tends...

2013-12-19 12:02:17

Survey of Americans suggests a lack of understanding of genetic risk following Jolie's public announcement of her preventive double mastectomy Angelina Jolie heightened awareness about breast cancer when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. But a new study led by researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reveals that widespread awareness of Jolie's story did not...

2013-11-27 15:48:08

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Women with certain mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast cancer. However, if a woman who comes...


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