This Thanksgiving, Celebrate Family Health History Day

November 20, 2017

When Thanksgiving comes around, we often focus on the “thanks.” Americans use the holiday as an opportunity to contemplate why they are blessed. But, because Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day, it’s important to also focus on the... Read More

Helping providers use genetics to help patient families

November 14, 2017

One of the most beneficial aspects of clinical-grade genetic testing is its actionability. Testing results can help enable providers and patients to develop individualized screening and risk management plans to manage patient health. But it’s easy to forget how this... Read More

Working together to prevent pancreatic cancer – Color

November 13, 2017

Pancreatic cancer isn’t one of the more common cancers; only about 1 out of every 66 people develop it in their lifetime, but it’s one of the most deadly. This disease usually isn’t detected until it’s too late for treatment options to be effective,... Read More

Semper Fidelis! – Color

November 10, 2017

Service runs in my family. I signed up for the Navy my junior year in high school. I wanted to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps and serve my country. I eventually went through Field Medical Service School, and became a Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsman. On a... Read More

Honoring our Genetic Counselors on GC Awareness Day

November 9, 2017

Happy Genetic Counselor Awareness Day! Today is the first such day ever, introduced by the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help raise awareness of our profession and greater understanding of our roles. Genetic counselors are professionals who have specialized education... Read More

Trends in Employer Healthcare Strategy with National Business Group on Health

November 6, 2017

We sat down with Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, to discuss the most pressing healthcare issues facing employers today and how deploying holistic well-being strategies can strengthen the workforce. National Business Group on Health is... Read More

Discovering FH: the medical secret of art history’s most enigmatic subject

November 3, 2017

About 1.3 million Americans have familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a lifelong genetic condition that causes very high cholesterol levels and greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The good news is that FH is easily treatable. The bad news is that very few of... Read More

Working together to find a cure for prostate cancer

November 2, 2017

Every year almost 180,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and at least 26,000 die from the disease, making it one of the most common and deadly cancers among men.¹ But when prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated early, survival rates are high. And only some... Read More

Color’s October Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

October 31, 2017

Color’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum, helps you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health and wellness, genetics, and cancer and heart health. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health &... Read More

Angela Benton shares her inspirational breast cancer journey in conversation with Vanessa De Luca

October 30, 2017

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, has an empowering conversation with Angela Benton about her inspirational breast cancer story. Angela Benton is a pioneer, a businesswoman, a cancer survivor, and a mother of three. She... Read More

Cancer Meets Precision Medicine: The Color Test for Risk of Common Hereditary Cancers in Women and Men

October 17, 2017

One year ago, the Color Test launched to democratize access to genetic testing and preventative health information. Color’s physician-ordered test for breast and ovarian cancer risk has helped people and their providers across the globe learn their risk in an affordable... Read More

Introducing Color To More Than 100 Countries – Color

October 17, 2017

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Color is now available to individuals and healthcare providers in more than 100 countries. The Color Test is a physician-ordered genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer risk. Since Color launched in 2015, we have received emails and... Read More

Color Genomics Joins Precision Medicine Initiative to Help Make Genetic Testing More Accessible and Advance Cancer Research

October 17, 2017

In an unusually exciting Thursday, members of the Color team participated in the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit at the White House to mark the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Color was invited to join PMI to help... Read More

Introducing Color’s Provider Platform: Bringing Efficiency and Simplicity to Genetic Testing

October 17, 2017

Color’s mission is to democratize access to genetic testing in a responsible way. A major part of responsible access is ensuring that healthcare providers can easily order Color for their patients, and then understand and engage with their patients’ Color Test... Read More

BRCA1, BRCA2 and Other Cancer Risk Genes: Five Facts About Why They Also Matter for Men

October 17, 2017

Throughout the month of October, genetic counselors at Color held educational sessions about genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk. Men in the audience commonly asked, “How is this genetic test relevant to me?” Many men thought that the... Read More

Color Genomics Partners with University of California Health System in Landmark Athena WISDOM Study

October 17, 2017

We are excited to announce that Color has been selected as the genomics partner for the Athena WISDOM Study, a $14.1 million-funded University of California (UC) Health system-wide program in collaboration with Salesforce and Blue Shield of California. The WISDOM Study was... Read More

Engineering a Modern Genetics Company – Color

October 17, 2017

Color’s mission is to democratize access to genetic testing. In order to achieve this, running a cost efficient and scalable service is crucial. From day one, Color was built as a software-driven company, with engineers working side-by-side with all functional teams to... Read More

The Color Benefits Program: Leading Organizations Pledge to Cover 50% or More of the Cost of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Testing for Employees

October 17, 2017

Not a week goes by when we don’t hear of a story — either in our personal lives or in public media — about someone discovering that they have a high-risk genetic mutation only after they have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. Each one of these... Read More

Color Genomics Offers $199 Price For October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2017

October starts this Thursday and it’s a special month to Color Genomics. This marks our first Breast Cancer Awareness Month since our launch in April. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer... Read More

Meeting the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Community at the 2015 FORCE Annual Conference

October 17, 2017

Color’s mission is to democratize access to genetic testing, and to do so in a thoughtful and responsible way. Every test requires a physician order and includes genetic counseling. Our approach emphasizes high quality results and a simple, seamless experience for our... Read More