Christy’s Story on the Importance of Family and Genetic Testing

November 30, 2016

“This is something to take and run with. I don’t want my children to go through what I had to go through with my father. I just want them to get the most out of life.” Every day, we hear how genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk has helped people and... Read More

Prostate cancer is one of the most important health issues for men

November 11, 2016

About 1 in every 7 men in the US will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. While most prostate cancers grow slowly, some can grow and spread quickly. There are a number of things you can do to be proactive about your risk. What can you do? Talk to your healthcare provider... Read More

Knowledge is Power: How Genetic Information Gives Brian The Time and Ability to Make Health Decisions

August 24, 2016

“If we can have the information at our fingertips, wouldn’t we want it that way?” — Brian Frank Our Knowledge is Power Series shares personal stories of individuals who were motivated to learn their genetic risks of developing hereditary cancer. Some... Read More

Addressing Racial Disparity in Genetic Testing

August 18, 2016

While our understanding of cancer genetics has advanced since the discovery of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the mid-1990s, the majority of genetics data has been collected from individuals in the Caucasian and European populations. For example, in the Exome Aggregation... Read More