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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The US Supreme court ruled recently that the test patent is no longer valid causing pricing for Genetic testing to plummet.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...

2013-10-24 08:36:30

Newly Insured to Receive Access to Preventive Genetics Services ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The most important way to join the fight against breast cancer is to educate women about their individual risk, and the options for those at high risk. "The majority of women do not have a BRCA gene mutation, but other factors may place some at high risk for breast cancer," said Amber Trivedi, M.S., C.G.C., who leads genetics educational initiatives at InformedDNA....

2013-10-17 16:37:52

Researchers announced today in the journal Lancet Oncology that they are well on the way to discovering why women with the faulty genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, one of which was inherited by the actress Angelina Jolie, develop breast and ovarian cancer rather than other cancers. The study, carried out by researchers at the UCL Department of Women's Cancer, found that abnormal levels of female hormones in the bloodstream could be the answer. The findings have already led to more research into...

2013-10-07 23:18:13

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Therapies and Diagnostics for Ovarian Cancer. London (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES This report, Therapies and Diagnostics for Ovarian Cancer, provides an overview of the current and potential global market for ovarian cancer and treatments and testing technologies. The report provides comprehensive information on ovarian cancer and highlights treatment guidelines. It identifies and analyses the key trends...

2013-09-18 23:25:17

In the eye, cataracts due to tamoxifen develop in about ten percent of patients taking the drug. Those taking tamoxifen should be getting regular eye exams from an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Women’s Eye Health.org, formed in response to the troubling reality that 2/3 of the world’s population of blind and visually impaired persons are women, announced new information regarding tamoxifen side effects and the eye. What is tamoxifen? Tamoxifen...

2013-09-10 08:30:53

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- So many advances have been made in the treatment of breast cancer that one has to wonder at its still stubbornly high rate, and the fact that it is still a leading cause of death in women. Catching the disease in its earliest stages through timely screening is inarguably a key factor, or perhaps even the key factor, in survival. At that point, not only can the cancerous cells be readily removed, but lifestyle changes can also be put in place to...