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. […]

Hereditary Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women.1 Fortunately, treatment options are available that can help save lives. Finding breast cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body is key. Of women who get breast cancer, 90% will live for 5 years or more; when breast cancer is found early, […]

Why Fall Colors Include Pink

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October is a time when the leaves begin to change and we are surrounded by the beautiful fall colors. But perhaps the most important color for October is pink.  About 1 in 8 women in the United States (roughly 12%) will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. According to US breast cancer statistics, 268,600 new […]

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 […]

Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Leading Physicians in Hereditary Cancer Study

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Quest Diagnostics, Inc. is the exclusive genetic-testing partner for the BRCA Founder Outreach Study (BFOR), which offers BRCA testing to 4,000 Ashkenazi-Jewish men and women in four major metropolitan U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston.  One of the BFOR Study’s main goals is to explore new ways our healthcare system can use genetic testing […]

Patients Find Info and Support at FORCEs 10th Annual Conference

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FORCE is devoted to supporting women who may be at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer and for men who are at increased risk for hereditary cancer.

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Quest Proud to Advance Cancer Research with Submission of BRCA Gene Data to ClinVar

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When organizations pool their BRCA data, they are better positioned to discover new information on BRCA genes and, in turn, enhance patient testing.