Top 3 Reasons Employers are Offering Genetic Testing as an Employee Health Benefit

February 5, 2018

Article originally published in Corporate Wellness Magazine Amid rising healthcare costs in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that less than 3 percent of those costs are spent on prevention. With scientific advancements and the plummeting cost of genetic sequencing, however,... Read More

When Apples and Oranges Become Peas and Carrots — Two Very Different Kinds of Cancer Genetic Tests

January 31, 2018

We’re excited to launch a monthly column featuring genetic counselors from external institutions and Color. Each month, genetic counselors will share insights on how genetics can empower people to make more informed health decisions. We kick it off with Julie S. Mak, a... Read More

Color’s January Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

January 30, 2018

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

What will be 2018’s most important advances in healthcare?

January 23, 2018

2018 is primed to be an inflection-point year, when new developments in technology, medicine and computer science start impacting a culture and healthcare economy that are ready to embrace change. Here are some of the big changes that are worth keeping an eye on as they approach... Read More

Color’s ambassadors, in from the road – Color

January 22, 2018

As you probably know, being in sales often means spending one’s days as a traveling ambassador. You don’t have an office to go to; instead you spend your time going from location to location, bringing others the message of what your company does. At Color, building... Read More

Alan Blassberg, director and producer, shares the male perspective on BRCA and breast cancer

January 12, 2018

We’re excited to talk to Alan Blassberg who directed and produced the documentary: “Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer.” In 2004, Alan launched his own production company, First Prize Productions. Pink & Blue is his first documentary... Read More

Protecting yourself from cervical cancer

January 5, 2018

Photo by Dave Contreras on Unsplash Each January, we honor Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Although there are very few known hereditary links, cervical cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women in the US, and it usually doesn’t cause any obvious signs or symptoms. Almost... Read More

An easy way to keep that New Year’s resolution. – Color

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! This year my resolution is to make the right resolutions. When it comes to a goal as broad as improving one’s health, the answer will always include everyday habits like eating better, exercising more, and not smoking — the lifestyle changes we all... Read More

Color’s December Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

December 22, 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

Conversation with Evan Goldberg on preventing and curing BRCA cancers

December 15, 2017

We sat down with Evan Goldberg, the Charmain, President, and Director of the BRCA Foundation, to discuss his personal experience with the BRCA mutation and the motivation for launching a foundation dedicated to accelerating researching and fostering collaboration to prevent and... Read More

Alejandra Campoverdi on Women’s Health and Empowerment

December 4, 2017

This month, we talk to Alejandra Campoverdi, Women’s Health Advocate and First CA 5 Commissioner. Alejandra shares her perspective on being BRCA positive, her family’s battle with breast cancer, and the importance of access to quality healthcare. Alejandra is a... Read More

Color’s November Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

November 30, 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

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

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

Color’s BRCA Test: affordable, accessible, ready to save lives

October 5, 2017

For hundreds of years doctors have known that breast cancer can run in families, but not why or how. Then in 1990, Dr. Mary-Claire King and her team published a paper proving the existence of a gene whose mutations cause increased risk for the disease. We now know that this... Read More

Celebrating Those Who Inspire Us – Color

October 2, 2017

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer, the most common cancer among women in the US, has impacted the lives of far too many loved ones. This month communities come together to raise awareness of breast cancer risks and the value of... Read More