When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”PALB2 is no exception. Recently, researchers made news by connecting mutations in this gene to [...]
When basketball star Isaiah Austin stood in front of the crowd at June’s NBA draft, the moment had special meaning for people with genetic conditions.
Patients want to know what genetic information means, who can use it and who pays for it. Get answers here.
Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act.
The best family health history is built right into an electronic health record. You gather it at home — or wherever you like — and your doctor can access it anywhere.
Knowledge is power — when it is delivered in the right way. The goal of genetic testing and counseling is to prepare patients, not create “patients in waiting.”
As researchers learn more about the genetics of breast cancer, doctors can diagnose and treat patients based on very specific needs. Get expert answers to common questions.
A new genetic-based test, the Oncotype DX prostate cancer test, will allow more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment and life-altering side effects.
For people with Lynch syndrome, the risk of colon cancer starts as early as age 25. Fortunately, knowing you are at risk gives you a chance to do something about it.