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Mark Hoffman, 57, who has chronic lymphocytic leukemia, learned how to ask a question that may have saved his life.
The inherited risk of certain types of early-onset cancer is significantly higher among racial minorities.
Nearly a quarter of women met the criteria for counseling based on their personal or family history.
For people with cancer being treated with chemo drugs in the class fluoropyrimidines, DPD testing can be lifesaving.
In recent years, deaths from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have decreased even faster than the decrease in NSCLC incidence.
Screening would be especially cost effective in high-income nations.
Building transvisibility in cancer genetic counseling
A vote of confidence for a new, high-tech frontier in oncology
New site-agnostic therapies highlight the importance of genetic testing.
Task force recommends BRCA screening for women at increased cancer risk
To take advantage of these new therapies, people must first learn whether their cancer harbors targetable mutations.
The bottom line is that people risk not having their genetic alterations identified if they do not have genetic consultations.
Quincy’s treatment would take him and his family to the frontier of using precision medicine to find a drug to save the infant’s life.
Experts advise screening for those with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer, but not for all women.
Capitalizing on the growing popularity of genetic testing, scammers are persuading seniors to take two types of genetic screenings.
About a year after Aunt Pat’s death, I started the process of collecting my family’s health history, and shared it with my doctor.
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