ourPeople Stories: Quest’s Yammer helps make a lifesaving match

Our People

Neil Barbot has been a Cytotechnologist at Quest Diagnostics for more than 30 years. In 2019, he learned his 36-year-old son Steven needed an emergency kidney transplant. A renal cell carcinoma condition had severely damaged his kidneys. The Quest community wound up being his last chance at finding a donor to save his son’s life. “We […]

Thanks for the answer, but that wasn’t my question: The pros and cons of secondary findings.

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With the advent of exome and genome testing, laboratories began to identify changes in genes (variants) unrelated to the primary reason for genetic testing. These findings became known as “secondary findings.” There has been debate among providers since the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) published and then revised their recommendations for a […]

Mini Genetic Mystery: Hereditary or Tumor BRCA2 Result? 3 Clues to Help Decipher

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During his routine physical exam, a patient informs you that his brother, who has prostate cancer, recently tested positive for a BRCA2 mutation. Your patient hands you his brother’s report and, at first glance, you agree that indeed his brother has a BRCA2 variant. You begin to consent your patient for genetic testing. But wait. […]

New Health Trends Study: Cervical Cancer

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New Health Trends™ Study from Quest Diagnostics Reveals Cotesting is a More Sensitive Cervical Cancer Screening Test for Women 30 and Older than HPV Testing Alone For many years, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women in the United States, ahead of breast cancer. With the increasing prevalence of Pap tests […]

Melanoma: Prevention and Early Detection

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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is common in both men and women. Its ability to spread to other parts of the body makes it one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. But, if melanoma is found early, treatment can be very successful. In fact, melanoma is one of the most preventable […]

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a cancer of the colon (large intestine) and rectum (the last part of the large intestine). Currently, it is the fourth most common cancer in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death.1 Fortunately, CRC is one of the most preventable cancers.1 Healthcare providers use screening […]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Genetic testing is an essential part of care for women with ovarian cancer and their families. 1 in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime.1 In 2019, there will be an estimated 22,530 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States.1 While ovarian cancer […]

Genetic Testing for Cancer Survivors

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It is important for cancer survivors to talk to their healthcare providers about genetic testing on a regular basis.