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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,...

2014-05-09 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...

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...

2011-09-11 17:10:00

FORCE Recognizes Families Affected by Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer with Special Events Throughout the Country (*Previvors are those who carry the gene mutation but have not developed cancer.) (PRWEB) September 11, 2011 You may have your dadâs eyes and your momâs smile, but you can also inherit risk for cancer from either parent. Some families carry a genetic change known as a mutation in genes called BRCA 1 or BRCA 2. These gene changes can cause a very...

2011-07-25 11:51:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Discovered through a new study, many doctors reported in a questionnaire that they do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling and testing services to their female patients. The researchers show that efforts are needed to encourage these services for women at high-risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and discourage them for average-risk women. Little is known about whether physicians are adhering to recommendations related to genetic counseling...

2010-09-14 14:20:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Giuliana Rancic and Lindsay Avner, founder of the national breast and ovarian cancer non-profit Bright Pink, are "feeling themselves up" to fight breast cancer on September 16th. During this live online event, watch as they share (and show) tips for young women to be proactive about breast WHAT: health, including bonding with their breasts regularly. WHEN: THURSDAY,...

2009-09-14 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYGN) announced today that it has launched a hereditary breast and ovarian cancer Public Awareness Campaign in five Midwest states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio. The initiative is a comprehensive effort designed to reach women with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancers and the healthcare providers that treat them. According to the American Cancer Society, more than...

2005-09-06 15:43:04

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine testing for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer unless women have a suggestive family history. In women without a family history, the harm that could result from counseling or genetic testing is likely to outweigh the benefits, the panelists say. They advocate that genetic testing be restricted to women with a positive personal or...


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