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New BRCA Guidelines

Should I Be Tested for BRCA Mutations?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated recommendations for BRCA testing and genetic counseling. Read More


Treatment Shows Promise in Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation

A study recently presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting sheds new light on pancreatic cancer’s link to the BRCA mutation and a new treatment approach specifically for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer with the mutation. Read More

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Can a DNA Kit Predict Colorectal Cancer?

23andMe has received FDA clearance to test for genetic mutations that may increase your risk of colorectal cancer. Read More


Are Breast Cancer Testing Guidelines Out of Date?

An estimated 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary, making genetic testing a good tool for cancer prevention, early diagnosis and creating screening and treatment plans. Read More


Get the Conversation Started—Thanksgiving is Also National Family Health History Day

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when celebrating the holiday, but with the relatives gathered around the table there really is no better time to review this vital information. Read More


It’s All In Your Genes

23andMe receives FDA approval for test that could inform which drugs will work for you Read More


Genetic counseling and testing—What’s it all about?

If you or any of your relatives have had cancer, you may be wondering if the disease runs in your family. Read More


Patients with Genetic Risk for Cancer Feel at Home in New Program

The GeneHome program is a hereditary clinic that sees patients who have had genetic testing and been found to carry a change in a gene that can cause cancer. Read More


You Can Test Cancer Risk from Home with Consumer DNA Kit

A new FDA approved at-home genetic testing kit can help you determine if you’re at an increased risk for breast cancer, but is it the best option for you? Read More


What are the Different Types of Genetic Testing?

Your medical team may recommend genetic testing to help inform treatment and medical management decisions or help us learn if you are at increased risk for specific types of cancer. Read More


Does Cancer Run In Families?

Most people have at least one loved one affected by cancer. This can sometimes create an impression that cancer runs in families or is inherited. Read More