Supporting patients left in limbo by DTC BRCA genetic testing

June 7, 2018

When the FDA authorized the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) BRCA test in March, they did so with the caveat that any positive test result requires confirmation and genetic counseling before it can be used to inform medical treatment. Historically, insurance will only cover BRCA testing if a person has a significant personal or family history... Read More

June 6, 2018

The technology used in a genetic test makes a big difference in the completeness of the results. There is a common misperception that all genetic tests are created equally and the only difference is what areas they focus on — such... Read More

November 30, 2016

“BRCA testing began 20 years ago, yet it is estimated that under 20% of adults with that mutation are aware they are a carrier.” Family is often the first thing people mention when they share their reasons for genetic... Read More

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... Read More