Fixing Healthcare from the Outside: Why This M.D. Returned to Silicon Valley

November 30, 2016

I’m a molecular pathologist, which is a really nerdy kind of physician who specializes in operating high complexity nucleic acid testing laboratories and the interpretation of patient results. (Yeah, that’s really a job.) I went to medical school at Stanford in the... Read More

Color Collaborates with Pink Hope to Make Genetic Testing More Accessible

November 30, 2016

Color’s mission is to make genetic testing more accessible. To that end, we’re excited to collaborate with Pink Hope as they launch Australia’s most affordable genetic testing grant program for women at risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer in... Read More

Knowledge is Power: Beverly Sons Shares Her Story on Her Battle with Cancer

November 30, 2016

Beverly Sons Reflects on The Importance of Family and Genetic Information During Her Battle with Cancer Cancer touches everyone. One in three people will hear the words, “you have cancer” in their lifetime and many of us have lost loved ones to the disease. In all... Read More

Knowledge is Power: Genetic Information Enables Maggie to be Proactive about Her Health

November 30, 2016

“You don’t have to wait until you have somebody in your family who has cancer or people are getting sick. You can actually deal with it in a more proactive way.” — Maggie Lynch Every day, we hear from individuals who have used Color and are grateful... Read More

What Men Need To Know About Prostate Cancer – Color

November 30, 2016

by Taylor Sittler, co-founder and chief scientific officer New studies suggest a man’s risk of prostate cancer may be heavily influenced by specific genetic changes, called mutations, previously linked to breast and ovarian cancer in women. These studies identified some... Read More

#Reasons2StandUp to Cancer – Color

November 30, 2016

Today marks the fifth fundraising telecast of Stand Up To Cancer. Stand Up To Cancer’s work enables the best and brightest to collaborate on “Dream Teams” to share their expertise and accelerate the process of finding better ways to treat cancer. In honor of... Read More

The New Era of Genetic Testing – Color

November 30, 2016

“Genetic testing has entered a new era and our older paradigms are no longer sufficient.” That’s the context for a new study in the journal Oncology, “What’s New in Genetic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility?” While covering a range of... Read More

Nurse Navigators: Excellent Partners for Genetic Counselors

November 30, 2016

I recently attended the 7th annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN) conference and presented a poster at the conference. It was a jam-packed meeting focusing on all areas of oncology nurse navigation and survivorship. Many of the attendees expressed an... Read More

Knowledge is Power: How Genetic Testing Helped Ellen Make Better Health Decisions

November 30, 2016

“I think every cancer survivor probably has the same concerns — that the cancer might come back or another cancer might occur and how do you deal with it if it does. Realizing this was a possibility I thought that the genetic testing results, whatever they might... Read More

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