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2017.  March 28.  Chatelaine.  Women’s College Hospital wants to screen more people for the breast cancer gene

2017.  March 27.  Science Daily.  Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer

2017.  March 23.  CBC News.   Access to tax credit for fertility treatments expanded in budget

2017.  February 28.  Medical XPress.  Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct

2017.  February 14.  CBC News.  Clinical trial for pancreatic cancer treatment to start after Ontario mayor’s push

2017.  February 13.  c&en.  CRISPR’s breakthrough problem. 

2017.  February 7.  Today.  Breast in a Day: New surgery option for women who undergo a mastectomy

2017.  February 6.  Stanford.  Physicians fail to recommend genetic testing to many high-risk breast cancer patients

2017.  February 6.  New Scientist.  Blood test could catch pancreatic cancer before it’s too late

2017.  February 1.  Medscape.  Use of Systemic Hormone Therapy in BRCA Mutation Carriers

2017.  February 1.  SBS News.  Ovarian cancer drug most significant PBS listing in 30 years

2017.  February 1.  The Irish Times.  Juggling 10 cancer diagnoses, writing a dozen books and raising a family

2017.  February 1.  URO Today.  Genetic Evaluation for Prostate Cancer Risk: Implications for Urologic Providers: Beyond the Abstracts

2017.  January 31.  EurekAlert.  Changes in gene contribute independently to breast and ovarian cancer

2017.  January 28.  the Guardian.  How breast cancer and the BRCA gene brought us the sister we never knew

 2017.  January 28.  Hisbreastcancer.  My Fourth Suspicious Journey with Breast Cancer

2017.  January 26.  The Jerusalem Post.  Life, life, life: Check it out

2017.  January 25.  Science Daily.  Murine study finds potential boost for ovarian cancer drug Olaparib

2017.  January 24.  NIH.  Find and Replace:  DNA Editing Tool Shows Gene Therapy Promise

2017.  January 23.  Oncology Nurse Advisor.  Customers Find Useful Information in Results from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

2017.  January 19.  Yahoo Finance.  Ambry Genetics’ Big Data Sharing Program Now Available for Public Download

2017.  January 17.  RareDR.  Tesaro Opens Expanded Access Program of PARP inhibitor for U.S. Ovarian Cancer Patients

2017.  January 14.  ynet.  Stigmas hold back Israel’s war on cancer

2017.  January 10.  The Hill Times.  Genetic discrimination bill headed back to Senate, Liberals deny it reopens possibility for government changes

2017.  January 10.  OncLive.  BRCA Gene Does Not Predict Poor Prognosis in Patients With Breast Cancer?

2016.  January 9.  EurekAlert!  Prostate cancer researchers find genetic fingerprint identifying how, when disease spreads

2016.  December 16.  Shots.  When Genetic Tests Disagree About Best Option for Cancer Treatment

2016.  December 14.  The Guardian.  Angelina Jolie effect boosted genetic testing rates, study suggests

2016.  December 14.  Oncology Nurse Advisor.  Peer Navigation Program Helpful for Patients With Hereditary Cancers

2016.  December 14.  Street Insider.  InVitae (NVTA) Notes Significant Increase in Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

2016.  December 14.  STAT.  Cancer cells spread way earlier than thought, seeding metastases that cause most deaths

2016.  December 13.  I have Lynch Syndrome.  Guardian of the Genome:  An Overview of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

2016.  December 13.  Yale.  Subtype of triple negative breast cancer responds better to chemotherapy.

2016.  December 13.  Women’s Weekly.  World-first genetic testing offers new hope in breast and ovarian cancer prevention

2016.  December 12.  Mayo Clinic.  Enzyme that regulates DNA repair may offer new precision treatments for breast and ovarian cancer

2016.  December 12.  Cancer Therapy Advisory.  BRCA Mutations Associated With Carboplatin Outcomes in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

2016.  December 9.  Cure.  A Rare Breed: Inherited Melanoma

2016.  December 9.  EurekAlert.  Penn study begins to shed light on racial disparities of cancer-causing genetic mutations

2016.  December 9.  Memorial Sloan Kettering.  Targeting DNA Repair in Breast Cancer: PARP Inhibitors and Beyond

2016.  December 9.  Diginomica.  Running a non-profit in the cloud – a personal journey for NetSuite’s Evan Goldberg (and BRCA carrier)

2016.  December 9.  The Washington Post.  Genetic testing is not being offered as widely as probably it should be, Invitae chief medical officer says

2016.  December 9.  Cancer Therapy Advisor.  BRCA Status Does Not Predict Survival for Young Patients With Breast Cancer

2016.  December 7.  Cure.  PARP Inhibitor Boosts Response Rates for BRCA+ Breast Cancer

2016.  December 3.  The New York Times.  Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

2016.  December 7.  EurekaAlert.  Mayo Clinic research helps refine role of gene variants in breast cancer risk

2016.  November 30.  PR Newswire.  The V Foundation Announces Multi-Million Dollar Challenge to Further the Study of BRCA Mutation Research

2016.  November 29.  STAT.  As revenue falls, a pioneer of cancer gene testing slams rivals with overblown claims

2016.  November 29.  News Medical.  Scientists develop easy-to-use software tool to detect important genetic mutations

2016.  November 27.  The Washington Post.  I tried to ignore genetic warnings about cancer, and that could have been fatal

2016.  November 27.  The  In the war against cancer, modesty is not an ally

2016.  November 23.  Open Biology.  RANKL/RANK: from bone loss to the prevention of breast cancer

2016.  November 22.  When our genes provide a warning

2016.  November 22.  CBS New York.  For Carrying Breast Cancer Genes, Preventative Mastectomies Are An Effective Prevention

2016.  November 21.  Cure.  New Toolkit Will Help Patients and Families Navigate Cancer Genetics

2016.  November 17.  Scientific Reports.  Highly-accurate metabolic detection of early-stage ovarian cancer

2016.  November 17.  Georgia Tech News Center.  Punching Cancer With RNA Knuckles

2016.  November 16.  Business Wire.  CellMax Life Announces Genetic Cancer Risk Test for 98 Genes, 24 Hereditary Cancers

2016.  November 16.  Medical XPress.  Gene testing of 1000 cancer patients via faster BRCA process

2016.  November 11.  Heritage Jewish News.  Hadassah continues leading-edge research in breast cancer detection

2016.  November 9.  Medical XPress.  A counterintiutive approach to fighting cancer

2016.  November 8.  Promising Science.  BRCA’s Role in Pancreatic Cancer Investigated

2016.  November 6.  Genetic Literacy Project.  Questions about wisdom of early mammograms raise stakes for genetic profiling

2016.  October 28.  Canadian Cancer Society.  Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation plan to merge

2016.  October 27.  Globe and Mail.  Canadian hospitals struggle to cut wait times for breast reconstruction surgery

2016.  October 26.  CURE.  Expert Discusses Estrogen use in Women with BRCA Mutations

2016.  October 25.  Psychology Today.  New Prospects for Pancreatic Cancer Patients?

2016.  October 24.  Huffington Post.  What is in a name?

2016.  October 24.  Northwestern Medicine.  Enzyme Identified as Target Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

2016.  October 24.  US News.  Genetic tests that make a difference after a breast cancer diagnosis.

2016.  October 24.  USC News.  Biologist recruits USC researcher to study cancer — her own

2016.  October 19.  Today.  Family shares heart wrenching story of 4 women battling cancer

2016.  Fall.  Discoveries.  The Power of Prediction: Simon Gayther, PhD

2016.  October 13.  Science Daily.  Common prostate cancer treatment linked to later dementia, researcher says

2016.  October 12.  ABC.  Could Diet During Breast Cancer Treatment Improve Results?

2016.  October 11.  Today.  At high risk for breast cancer, why this woman decided against a mastectomy

2016.  October 11.  OncLive.  Role of PARP Inhibitors Evolving in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

2016.  October 10.  The Rise of Biorights: Patients Demand Cash, Control for Donating DNA

2016. October 10.  HuffPost.  5 Women On Finding Out They Had The Faulty BRCA1 Gene

2016.  October 10.  Science Alert.  Breasts have their own microbiome – and it could influence your cancer risk

2016.  October 10.  Huffpost.  Affordable Testing For Those At Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

2016.  October 10.  Boston Globe.  Biorights rise: Donors demand control of their samples

2016.  October 8.  Science Daily.  Niraparib significantly improves outcome of ovarian cancer patients in landmark trial

2016.  October 8.  Stat.  The race to create a new class of ovarian cancer drugs heats up

2016.  October 7.  Gene Counsel.  How Patients Can Share Their Data

2016.  October 7.  MIT Technology Review.  Genetic Test Aims to Better Match Pancreatic Cancer Patients to Treatments

2016.  October 6.  BET.  Genetic Breast Cancer More Common in African-Americans.

2016.  October 5.  NewsMedical. Treatment using PARP inhibitor shrinks tumors in breast cancer patients with BRCA mutations

2016.  October 5.  BRCAresponder.  Stiller…still in need of information?

2016.  October 4.  The Huffington Post.  Where is the Data? The Epidemiology of Metastatic Breast Cancer

2016.  October 4.  EurekAlert!  Study may help reassure women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer

2016.  October 4.  Quartz.  Startups are driving the cost of genetic testing so low that everyone can be tested for lethal diseases now

2016.  October 4.  Fred Hutch.  A new model for pancreatic cancer clinical research.

2016.  September 29.  Gene Counsel.  Joanna Rudnick, Filmmaker of BRCA Previvor In the Family Documentary

2016.  September 29.  Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

2016.  September 29.  Vogue.  Leandra Medine on Getting Tested for Breast Cancer Genes in Your 20s—And How to Live With the Results

2016.  September 28.  The Washington Post.  Cancer immunotherapy is moving fact.  Here’s what you need to know.

2016.  September 28.  Medscape.  New Approach to Hormone Therapy Hot Topic at NAMS Conference

2016.  September 27.  Color.  First-ever $50 hereditary cancer test for families with mutation.

2016.  September 27.  Silicon Valley Business Journal.  Color Genomics raises $45M to test for genetic cancer risks

2016.  September 27.  Wired.  why I won’t get the genetic test for breast cancer.

2016.  September 26.  Penn Medicine.  Teen Girls with a Family History of Breast Cancer Do Not Experience Increased Depression or Anxiety

2016.  September 26.  The Huffington Post.  My Journey After Testing Positive For The BRCA Cancer Gene Mutation

2016.  September 26.  Our BRCA positive marriage

2016.  September 23.  Medscape.  Genetic Test Results Spur Ethical Dilemmas

2016.  September 22.  Toronto Star.  Parliament must act quickly to end genetic discrimination

2016.  September 22.  Medscape.   Conflicting Interpretation of Cancer Genetic Test Results Common

2016.  September 21.  NewsMedical.  Hidden Scar approach minimizes visible cancer scars

2016.  September 20.  Medscape.  Breast Cancer Protection Afforded by Oophorectomy Differs in BRCA1, BRCA2 Carriers

2016.  September 19.  Pharmacy Times.  Vitamin A Could Help Combat Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer

2016.  September 29.  FastCompany.  Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses

2016.  September 19.  Fred Hutch.  Studying the entire path reveals hidden risks

2016.  September 18.  New York Post.  Doctors gave me death sentence after genetic test mix-up

2016.  September 16.  MedicalXpress.  What do my gene variants mean? Study finds conflicting interpretations in cancer risk screening

2016.  September 16.  Reuters.  Cancer-risk genetic testing reports can vary from lab to lab

2016.  September 15.  OncLive.  Biology of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Crucial for Most Effective Treatment

2016.  September 15.  Belfast Telegraphic.  Men don’t think they can get breast cancer, but I’m proof they can

2016.  September 14.  Forward.  The Little-Known Genetic Test All Ashkenazi Jewish Women Should Take

2016.  September 14.  OncLive.  Expert Sheds Light on Important Variables in Preventive Surgery in Ovarian Cancer

2016.  September 14.  Forbes.  Company Stops Sales Of Ovarian Cancer Screening Test After FDA Warns Women Not To Use It

2016.  September 13.  The Straits Times.  Human  destiny is in genetic make-up but we are not powerless to act

2016.  September 12.  Cancer Research UK.  Crashing cancer’s backup system – our progress so far

2016.  September 6.  Haaretz.  Study: All Ashkenazi Women Should Be Tested for Cancer Genes

2016.  September 10.  ASCO Post.  Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Shown to Be Safe—and Increasingly Preferred

2016.  September 8.  Women’s Health.  I had no idea I had an increased risk for breast cancer – until my dad got pancreatic cancer

2016.  September 6.  Dana Farber.  Use of presurgical chemotherapy on the rise for advanced ovarian cancer, but may not be beneficial for some patients

2016.  September 3.  Miami Herald.  How to alleviate a gir’s fears when her mother has breast cancer

2016.  August 29.  The New York Times.  Rethinking the Use of Hormones to Ease Menopause Symptoms

2016.  August 3.  OncLive.  Researcher Discusses Role for Maintenance Olaparib in Ovarian Cancer

2016.  August 3.  Oncology Nursing News. Multigene Panel Tests Yield Clues to Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

2016.  August 2.  The Jewish Week. New Push For Changes In BRCA Testing

2016.  August 1.  New York Times.  Setting the Body’s Serial Killers Loose on Cancer

2016.  August 1.  Oncolory Nursing News.  Women Need More Information to Cope With Aftermath of BRCA-Prompted Preventive Surgery

2016.  August 1.  Labroots.  Immunotherapy Target Identified For Ovarian Cancer Treatment

2016.  July 29.  npr.  For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

2016.  July 28.  OncLive. Immunotherapy, Targeted Options Emerge in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

2016.  July 27.  The Times of Israel.  Call For More cancer Screening.

2016.  July 26.  Broad Institute.  He said, she said, the data said: Coming to consensus on genetic testing

2016.  July 26.  Climacteric.  Hormone therapy after prophylactic risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in women who have BRCA gene mutation

2016.  July 25.  ETHealthworld.  Parenchymal enhancement in breast tissue is not an indicator for increased cancer risk

2016.  July 25.  ScienceBlog.  Tiny 3D models may yield big insights into ovarian cancer

2016.  July 25.  The Washington Post.  A family tree entwined by cancer

2016.  July 21.  UMass.  NIH study builds on previous UMMS research into chemoresistance in breast, ovarian cancer

2016.  July 21.  Cancer Therapy Advisor.  Is BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling by Telephone Inferior to a Face-to-face Interaction?

2016.  July 20.  Medscape.  Does Estrogen Replacement Therapy Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk?

2016.  July 20.  Laboratory Network.  Invitae Introduces New Breast Cancer STAT Panel For Patients With Breast Cancer Who Need Rapid Test Results To Guide Surgical Decisions

2016.  July 19.  Newsweek.  Genetics Labs Hoarding Cancer Patient Data Could Be Impeding Care

2016.  July 19.  Haaretz.  Why Men Need to Be Screened for Breast Cancer Mutations

2016.  July 19.  OncLive.  Early Assessment of BRCA Status Key in Ovarian Cancer, Two Experts Agree

2016.  July 17.  Salon.  “Beautiful is a woman being her true self”: Why I declined reconstruction after my double mastectomy

2016.  July 15.  Forward.  Why Jewish Women Are a Challenging Demographic in Fight Against Breast Cancer

2016.  July 15.  Balancing motherhood an d BRCA

2016.  July 14.  Let’s Win.  Study sheds light on true risk for pancreatic cancer in patients with cysts

2016.  July 14.  Cambridge News. GeneAdviser joins leading lab to investigate causes of breast and ovarian cancer

2016.  July 14.  OncLive.  Risks for Breast, Ovarian Cancers Could Be Found With Multigene Panel Testing

2016.  July 13.  Techdirt.  Myriad Genetics Refuses To Accept That People Have A Right To Access Their Own DNA Sequences

2016.  July 13.  MedicalXpress.  Simplifying access to gene testing for women with ovarian cancer

2016.  July 12.  The Atlantic.  The Unbearably Slow Adoption of Genetic Cancer Tests

2016.  July 12.  Climacteric.  Surgical prevention of epithelial ovary cancer without oophorectomy: changing the future

2016.  July 11.  USNews.  Why You Should Think Twice About At-Home Genetic Testing

2016.  July 11.  SpringerLink.  Investigating BRCA Mutations: A Breakthrough in Precision Medicine of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

2016.  July 10.  ScienceDaily.  Discovery of new ovarian cancer signaling hub points to target for limiting metastasis

2016.  July 8.  Let’s Win.  Understanding a Family’s Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

2016.  July 7.  BigThink.  This Aspect of a Father’s Health Can Increase his Daughter’s Breast Cancer Risk

2016.  July 6.  The Washington Post.  Leading researchers recommend major change in prostate cancer treatment

2016.  July 6.  Fred Hutch.  Inherited mutations tied to advanced prostate cancer

2016.  July 6.  CBC.  Genetic testing could help men with advanced prostate cancer 

2016.  July 6.  Healevate.  Why I Chose to Surgically Remove My Healthy (and Sexy) Breasts

2016.  July 6.  Cancer Therapy Advisor.  Multi-gene Testing Increases Complexity of Counseling Women at Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

2016.  July 5.  Targeted Oncology. BRCA Mutations Investigated in Colorectal Cancer

2016.  July 4.  Cure. FDA Approves Liquid Formulation of THC-Containing Drug for CINV

2016.  July 4.  TechTimes. New Cancer Therapy Method: Ultraviolet Light May Soon Replace Chemotherapy

2016.  June 30.  Livescience.   BRCA1 Linked to aggressive Uterine Cancer

2016.  June 30.  JAMA Oncology.  Drawing the Line in Risk-Reducing Gynecologic Surgery in Women With a BRCA Mutation

2016.  June 29.  LawStreet.  Big Data: A Revolution for Women’s Healthcare

2016.  June 27.  Cure.  Expert Reviews Importance of BRCA Testing in Ovarian Cancer

2016.  June 1.  Los Angeles Times.  New method for predicting breast cancer risk suggests about 30% of cases could be prevented

2016.  June 1.  Medical Xpress.  Pancreatic cancer: Aggressive behavior from the start

2016.  May 31.  the Big Story.  Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

2016.  May 30.  Medical Xpress.  Research explains the role of the gene BRCA1 in DNA repair

2016.  May 30.  Science World Report.  Healthy Lifestyle Could Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer Despite Genes, According To Scientists

2016.  May 28.  Labroots.  Scientists Catch a Cancer-Causing Mutation in the Act

2016.  May 26.  Labroots.  Common Arthritis Medicine May be Anti-Cancer Drug

2016.  May 26.  LA Times.  New method for predicting breast cancer risk suggests about 30% of cases could be prevented

2016.  May 24.  UCL. Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer

2016.  May 23.  The Inquirer.  ‘Healthy fear’ and hereditary cancer

2016. May 23.  The Seattle Times.  For Dr. Mary-Claire King, helping others is in the DNA

2016.  May 23.  Huffington Post.  Why You Should Probably Talk to Your Great Aunt About the BRCA Gene

2016.  May 20.  Science Daily.  Immune cells help reverse chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer

2016.  May 19.  The Seattle Times.  Obama honors Mary-Claire King of UW, whose breast-cancer research saved lives

2016.  May 19.  HuffPost.  My Sister-In-Law Died of Hereditary Breast Cancer. There Was No Family History to Warn Her

2016.  May 19.  Science.  After a prominent gene-testing firm declined to give patients their complete data, ACLU filed a legal complaint

2016.  May 19.  Hebrew Free Press.  Tech leader sets sights on disrupting cancer-causing gene

2016.  May 17.  The Washington Post.  Here’s what men need to know about the Angelina Jolie breast-cancer gene

2016.  May 12.  San Francisco Chronicle.  For software entrepreneur, $10 million BRCA gift is personal

2016.  May 12.  New York Times.  The Improvisational Oncologist

2016.  May 12.  Berkeley News.  Triple-negative breast cancer target is found

2016.  May 12.  New York Times.  The Cancer Almanac

2016.  May 10.  Quartz.  Genetic testing is terrifying when you have cancer

2016.  May 9.  The Inquirer.  What to expect from genetic counselling

2016.  May 9.  PR Newswire.  BRCA Gene Mutations Associated with Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

2016.  May 8.  Genetic Lite.  Life insurance companies deny coverage to those with cancer genes like BRCA

2016.  May 3.  OncLive.  Germline Genetic Testing Raises Thorny Ethical Questions

2016.  May 2.  EurekAlert.  Five new breast cancer genes and range of mutations pave way for personalized treatment

2016.  May 2.  BBC.  Breast cancer: Scientists hail ‘milestone’ genetic find

2016.  April 30.  The surgical step that could prevent ovarian cancer

2016.  April 29.  The Washington Post.  Does your aunt have cancer?  Knowing could save your life

2016.  April 28.  Forbes.  Color Genomics wants to democratize your DNA 

2016.  April 28.  EurekAlert.  New gene testing technology finds cancer risks ‘hiding in plain sight’

2016.  April 27.  Bioscience Technology.  Biotech Startup Provides Functional Studies on Thousands of Breast Cancer Gene Variants

2016.  April 25.  Cancer Network.  Screening May Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early in Those at High Risk

2016.  April 21.  Huffpost.  When It Comes to Genetic Testing, Patients and Providers Need to Meet in the Middle

2016.  April 20.  The Daily Mail.  Angelina Jolie cancer gene mutation infertility link

2016.  April 20.  UPI.  Study: Breast cancer gene might lower women’s fertility

2016.  April 20.  The Washington Post.  These oral bacteria are linked to an increased chance of getting pancreatic cancer

2016.  April 19.  American Association for Cancer Research.  ​Certain Oral Bacteria Associated With Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk​

2016.  April 19.  The Washington Post.  The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing

2016.  April 18.  Daily Mail. New-treatment-ERADICATES-one-four-cases-advanced-melanoma.

2016.  April 18.  Your Health.  More People Seek Genetic Testing, But There Aren’t Enough Counselors

2016.  April 15.  Healio.  Six important updates for BRCA mutation carriers

2016.  April 14.  Mayo Clinic News.  Protective Mastectomies that Preserve Nipple Safe for Women at High Breast Cancer Risk

2016.  April 14.  CBC News.  Senate passes bill to keep genetic test results private.

2016.  April 13.  New York Times.  Sean parker, a Facebook and Napster Pioneer, to Start Cancer Immunotherapy Effort

2016.  April 13.  Healio.  Awareness key to improved outcomes in male breast cancer

2016.  April 11.  PR Newswire.  Color Genomics Democratizes Access to Clinical-Grade Genetic Testing Worldwide

2016.  April 11.  Common Health.  ‘Genetic Superheroes’: Rare Exceptions Resist Mutations Thought To Be Disease Destiny

2016.  April 11.  The Scientist.  Genetic Resilience

2016.  April 11.  Medical Daily.  Why some people with genetic mutations don’t get sick.

2016.  April 10.  Healio.  Breast, ovarian cancer risks vary by BRCA mutation location, type

2016.  April 7.  EurekAlert.  New predictive tool for assessing breast cancer risk

2016.  April 5.  The New Yorker.  Afterlives: My Mother’s Breast Cancer, and My Own

2016.  April 5.  Business Wire.  HeritX, A New Research and Development Nonprofit, Launches Global Initiative to Prevent Inherited BRCA Cancers

2016.  April 4.  You Tracker.  NCCN Adds New Gene Mutations to Consider in Women’s Cancers

2016.  April 4.  U of California. BRCA Exchange aggregates publicly accessible data on breast cancer genes

2016.  April 1.  US News Health.  The Value of Genetic Counselors

2016.  April 1.  APHA.  Endocrine Society Advises Against Compounded Hormone Use

2016.  March 31.  Springer.  Options in Prophylactic Surgery to Prevent Ovarian Cancer in High-Risk Women: How New Hypotheses of Fallopian Tube Origin Influence Recommendations

2016.  March 31.  The Washington Post.  Why breast cancer survivors should avoid late-night eating

2016.  March 30.  EurekAlert.  Early use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may prevent heart disease

2016.  March 29.  CJNews.  Should screening for breast cancer gene be expanded?

2016.  March 28.  Cancer Therapy Advisor.  Paradigm Shift in Ovarian Cancer Points to Fallopian Tube as Site of Origin

2016.  March 28.  BIDMC Researchers Discover Early Indicators of Pancreatic Cancer

2016.  March 28.  Healio.  Bone density scans underutilized after prophylactic oophorectomy

2016.  March 22.  Healio.  Mastectomy improves survival in younger, BRCA-positive women with ovarian cancer

2016.  March 21.  Business Wire.  TME Research Announce Plans to Commence a Remote Hereditary Breast Cancer Case Review Research Project with Invitae

2016.  March 21.  OncLive.  Mittendorf Explains Growing Role of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Breast Cancer

2016.  March 21.  MedPage Today.  SGO: Studies Hone Prediction of Ovarian  Cancer Outcomes

2016.  March 21.  US News Health.  Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

2016.  March 20.  OncLive. Combined Biomarker Score Is Better Survival Predictor in Ovarian Cancer

2016.  March 19.  OncLive. BRCA Mutations Linked to Longer Survival in Ovarian Cancer

2016.  March 16.  Medical Daily.  Genetic Screening And Sequencing Reports Do Not Inspire People To Change Bad Habits

2016.  March 14.  Oncology Nurse Advisor.  Most Patients Want To Know About Incidental Genomic Findings

2016.  March 14.  Temple Health.  Genetic Testing May Give Answers, but May Also Leave Questions

2016.  March 12.  Gene Counsel.  Congratulations, You Don’t Carry a BRCA Mutation!  But Wait…Could You Have Lynch Syndrome?

2016.  March 11.  Experts call for better male breast cancer treatment

2016.  March 11.  New York Times.  When Gene Tests for Breast Cancer Reveal Grim Data but No Guidance

2016.  March 10.  Mosaic Science.  Decisions on a Knife-edge

2016.  March 10.  Forbes.  Genetic Testing Company Opens Up Trove Of Cancer Patient Data To Public

2016.  March 10.  Catch.  Your genetic makeup decoded for under $1,000. Are we prepared for the fallout?

2016.  March 10.  Fast Company.  Genetic Testing Needs To Get Better, And The FDA Wants To Help

2016.  March 10.  PLOS.  Need Help Interpreting Direct-To-Consumer DNA Test Results? Ask a Genetic Counselor

2016.  March 10.  The Chronicle Herald.   Our genetic information requires legal protection

2016.  March 9.  ACSH.  To Avoid Passing a Faulty Gene, Genetic Diagnosis is Key

2016.  March 9.  Medical Xpress.  New breast cancer genetic mutation found in Chinese population

2016.  March 8.  Bustle.  IIs Cancer Genetic Testing Necessary? 7 Things You Should Know About Getting A Screening

2016.  March 8.  NIH.  DNA Barcodes Could Streamline Search for New Drugs to Combat Cancer

2016.  March 7.  Time.  How Elective Breast Cancer Surgery Affects Quality of Life

2016.  March 7.  Healio.  Report outlines research goals, knowledge gaps in ovarian cancer

2016.  March 6.  OncLive. Personalized Therapy Emerging for Patients With Prostate Cancer

2016.  March 5.  Discover Magazine. The Lethal Gene That Emerged in Ancient Palestine and Spread Around the Globe

2016.  March 4.  Memorial Sloan Kettering.  New Ovarian Cancer Report Calls for Better Early Screening

2016.  March 4.  The Guardian.  Cancer tumour genetics reveal possible treatment revolution

2016.  March 4.  Medical Xpress.  Mapping family history can lead more at-risk patients to timely screening

2016.  March 3.  Fast Company.  Biotech Firms Battle Over Who Owns Genetic Data

2016.  March 3.  Medical Observer.  ‘Surprising Gaps’ in Ovarian Cancer Research: US Report

2016.  March 3.  Huffpost.  She’s Fighting for Your Life: Exclusive Interview With Breast & Ovarian Cancer Research Scientist Colletta Orr

2016.  February 29.  Louisville doctor says breakthrough treatment could wipe out cancer in a decade

2016.  February 25.  The Color Blog.  Color Geonomics Joins Precision Medicine Initiative to Help Make Genetic Testing More Accessible and Advance Cancer Research.

2016.  February 24.  IPolitics.  Privacy commissioner voices support for revamped genetic discrimination bill, but wants changes.

2016.  February 22.  The Wall Street Journal.  BRCA Clinics Expand Further Beyond Breast Cancer.

2016.  February 19.  Toronto Life.  Memoir:  I had my breasts and ovaries removed in my thirties.

2016.  February 19.  Tech Insider.  People have a strange and revealing fear about getting their DNA sequenced.

2016.  February 17.  Fast Company.  If you Want Life Insurance Think Twice Before Getting a Genetic Test.

2016.  February 17.  ABC News.  Research uncovers link between contraceptive pill and reducing risk of ovarian cancer

2016.  February 17.  Scoop Health.  Lower threshold means more women will qualify for BRCA test (New Zealand)

2016.  February 16.  Gene Counsel.  Beyond BRCA:  Testing negative and living in the gray zone for cancer risk

2016.  February 16.  Medical XPress.  Synthetic plant hormones shut down DNA repair in cancer cells.

2016.  February 12.  Woman’s Weekly.  My mastectomy made me feel more beautiful.

2016.  February 11.  Daily Mail.  The Angelina effect is real:  More women under 40 are having genetic testing for the deadly BRCA gene mutations

2016.  February 11.  Hutch News.  More than ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’: BRCA tests spike among breast cancer patients.

2016.  February 11.  Harvard Health Publications.  Promising results for a targeted drug in advanced prostate cancer

2016.  February 10.  Science Daily.  Research uncovers more inherited genetic mutations linked to ovarian cancer

2016.  February 9.  Co.Exist.  Curing Cancer Is A Worthy Moonshot, But The Science To Fight It Is Already Here.

2016.  February 9.  Business Insider.  For $2,500 this company will lay out your entire genetic blueprint

2016.  February 9.  Medscape.  A Possible Therapy for Menopausal Cognitive Decline.

2016.  February 8.  The Washington Post.  When the oncologist has the breast cancer gene.

2016.  February 8.  EurekAlert!  Device hits pancreatic tumors hard with toxic 4-drug cocktail, sparing the body

2016.  February 4.  CBC.  Genetic test results should be kept confidential, local advocate says

2016.  February 3.  Motto.  Why We Need to End the Stigma Associated with Egg Freezing.

2016.  February 2.  Techonomy.  Genomic Medicine Is Here.  American Healthcare Isn’t Ready

2016.  February 2.  Science Daily.  Brain volume changes after cognitive behavioral therapy.

2016.  January 20.  OncLive.  Olaparib Studies Put Focus on BRCA-Positive Breast Cancers

2016.  January 29.  UPI.  DNA in healthy breast tissue may indicate cancer risk

2016.  January 28.  CBC.  Women fear genetic tests for breast cancer could drive up insurance costs.

2016.  January 28.  Targeted Oncology.  Olaparib Receives Breakthrough Designation in mCRPC by FDA

2016.  January 26.  Targeted Oncology.  Analysis Shows Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates Lower in Real World Than Clinical Trials.

2016.  January 26.  ICR.  The genomics revolution and why we need to be smarter in our use of genetic data

2016.  January 19.  Ovarian Cancer: Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Progress

2016.  January 19.  The Telegraph.  32,500 British women unknowingly carry the cancer gene

2016.  January 19.  Medical Daily.  Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis:  Ultrasound May Better Detect Malignant Adnexal masses Than MRI.

2016.  January 18.  MedicalXpress.  New findings may enhance PARP inhibitors therapy in breast cancer.

2016.  January 14.  EurekAlert.  Study finds how diabetes drug metformin inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer.

2016.  January 13.  Genomic Medicine.  Precision medicine in heritable cancer: when somatic tumour testing and germline mutations meet

2016.  January 13.  Tech Insider.  The future of cancer treatment is based on a medical miracle: cancers that melt away their own.

2016.  January 12.  Between Openness and Privacy in Geonomics.

2016.  January 12.  Targeted Onc. Monitoring Techniques for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Being Developed.

2016.  January 11.  The Guardian.  Why most cancer isn’t attributable to simple ‘bad luck’

2016.  January 11.  MNT.  Ovarian cancer with BRCA1 mutation may be treatable with arthritis drug.

2016.  January 7.  Springer.  Germline BRCA testing is moving from cancer risk assessment to a predictive biomarker for targeting cancer therapeutics.

2016.  January 6.  Kaiser Health News.  Heavy Use of CT Scans Raises Concerns About Patients’ Exposure to Radiation.

2016.  January 5.  Hardvard News.  Harvard student develops technique to diagnose cancer from a single drop of blood.

2016.  January 5.  Newsweek.  Double trouble: study on twins reveals a lot about cancer risk.

2016.  January 5.  Womensenews.  I asked my doctor about low libido during cancer treatment

2016.  January 2.  New York Times.  F.D.A. Regulator, Widowed by Cancer, Helps Speed Drug Approval

2016.  January 2.  The Motley Fool.  This is the cause of 70% to 90% of all cancer development, study shows

2016.  January 6.  OncLive. Prevalence of DNA Repair Defects Key to Efficacy of PARP Inhibitors in Prostate Cancer

2016.  January .  Mayo Clinic News Network.  Mayo Study: Radiation an Important Addition to Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Candidates

2016.  December 30.  New York Times.  Your Cells.  Their Research.  Your Permission? 

2016.  December 27.  CBS.  Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Gives Sacramento Woman Hope

2015.  December 23.  MNT.  Study reveals how hereditary gene mutations affect risk of certain cancers

2015.  December 22.  Color.  BRCA1, BRCA2 and Other Cancer Risk Genes: Five Facts About Why They Also Matter for Men

2015.  December 22.  Medical Daily.  Upping Magnesium Intake From Foods Like Dark Chocolate May Reduce Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer

2015.  December 16.  OncLive.  New Concepts Emerging in Treatment of Advanced Ovarian Cancer.

2015.  December 10.  Wall Street Journal.  Is Lab Testing the ‘Wild West’ of Medicine?

2015.  December 10.  MPR.  FDA Grants Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Orphan Drug Designation

2015.  December 9.  Huffpost Health.  Pancreatic Cancer Ecosystem and Vitamin D.

2015.  December 9.  Cancer Therapy Advisor.  Variants of Uncertain Significance: A Bump in the Road to Personalized Medicine?

2015.  December 9.  ecancernews.  SABCS 2015: Denosumab improves disease-free survival for postmenopausal patients with HR-positive breast cancer

2016.  December 5.  EurekAlert.  Adding carboplatin to presurgery chemo improved disease-free survival for patient with TNBC

2015.  December 9.  Cancer Therapy Advisor.  Uncertainty Remains Regarding Moderate-Penetrance Breast Cancer-Predisposing Genes in Treatment

2015.  December 9.  NewsMedical.  Researchers reveal potential for exploring new treatment options for triple-negative breast cancer

2015.  December 8.  EurekaAlert!  Five out of six women at higher risk reject drugs to prevent breast cancer

2015.  December 8.  EurekAlert!  Counseling with genetic cancer screening may increase knowledge and decrease anxiety

2015.  December 8.  Eureka Alert.  One-two punch of palbociclib and paclitaxel shows promise against advanced breast cancer

2015.  December 7.  HuffPost.  Every Breast Cancer Patient Must Have an Advocate

2015.  December 7.  EurekAlert.  Study identifies characteristics that may increase a breast cancer survivor’s risk of developing leukemia following treatment.

2015.  December 7.  Science Life.  Genes that increase breast cancer risk also tied to risk of leukemia after treatment

2015.  December 3.  New York Times.  Scientists Seek Moratorium on Edits to Human Genome That Could Be Inherited.

2015.  December 2.  Everyday Health.  Genetic Testing: What it Means for You and Your Family

2015.  December 1.  The Conversation.  Why we still don’t have personalised medicine, 15 years after sequencing the human genome

2015.  December 1.  Genomeweb.  Counsyl Free Cancer Screening Finds Many At-Risk Women Who Would Not Have Been Tested.

2015.  November 30.  Time.  How a Breast Cancer Gene May Affect Alzheimer’s

2015.  November 30.  Reuters.  Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos

2015.  November 30.  ctpost.  Study:  Angelina Jolie-type gene has role in Alzheimer’s

2015.  November 25.  EurekAlert.  Breast MRI after mammography may identify additional aggressive cancers

2015.  November 25.  The Atlantic.  The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

2015.  November 24.  Cure.  Are You Thinking About Removing Reproductive Organs to Prevent Cancer?

2015.  November 18.  Science.  Childhood cancers more likely to come from major cancer genes than scientists thought.

2015.  November 18.  Nature.  Genetics: Relative Risk

2015.  November 18.  AJMC.  Joy Larsen Haidle on How the Genetic Testing Landscape Has Changed.

2015.  November 17.  Shoot.  Alan M. Blassberg reflects on, informs via his “Pink & Blue” Documentary.

2015.  November 16.  Medscape.  Endometrial, Ovarian Cancer Detected by Uterine Cavity Lavage.

2015. November 12. News Medical. UCLA Study questions value of genetic testing in general population.

2015.  November 10.  NWA.  Test Uses Tears to Find Cancer.

2015. November 10. Medscape. Are We Closer to Preventing Ovarian Cancer?

2015.  November 10.  Marie Claire.  I Just Found Out I Have the BRCA Gene Mutation and Might Get Cancer.

2015. November 9. New York Times. The Crispr Quandary: A new gene-editing tool might create an ethical morass – or it might make revising nature seem natural.

2015. November 9. Gene Counsel. Beyond BRCA: What other genes increase the risk for breast cancer.

2015. November 7. The Jerusalem Post. Keeping abreast of cancer.

2015. November 5. Medical XPress. Small molecule inhibitor shows promise in precision cancer targeting.

2015.  November 5.  JAMA Oncology.  Next-Generation Sequencing in Oncology in the Era of Precision Medicine.

2015.  November 5.  A test that could change your life by revealing your breast cancer risk.

2015.  November 2.  Today News.  Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie open up on marriage, health in rare interview.

2015.  October 30.  HemOnc Today.  Breastfeeding may protect against aggressive breast cancers.

2015.  October 29.  EurekAlert!  Exercise could give margin of safety to women who want to delay preventative mastectomy.

2015.  October 29.  Hutch News.  Immunotherapy for pancreative cancer boosts survival more than 75 percent in mice, study finds.

2015.  October 29.  WDBJ7.  VT Carilion researchers publish unprecedented breast cancer findings.

2015.  October 29.  PR Newswire.  That’s not real cancer.  Treato Investigates Divide Between Women Who are BRCA+ and Those With a Breast Cancer Diagnosis.

2015.  October 28.  Health and Science.  A nurse with fatal breast cancer says end-of-life discussions saved her life.

2015.  October 28.  Independent.  Ovarian cancer pill effective at treating men with prostate cancer trial shows.

2015.  October 27.  Medical XPress.  Surgery an option for more pancreative cancer patients Mayo expert says.

2015.  October 26.  October 26.  Researchers discover mechanism that could lead to better ovarian cancer treatment.

2015. October 24. MNT. Reprogramming cancer cells back to normal looks feasible, study shows.

2015. October 23. Washington Post. Why did the American Cancer Society ignore evidence about early detection until now?

2015. October 23. The Times of Israel. When should Ashkenazi women be tested for breast cancer?

2015. October 22. The New York Times. The Promise of Genetic Testing in Medicine.

2015. October 22. Observer. The Great DNA Debate: The Case for and Against Genetic Testing.

2015. October 22. Color Blog. Color Genomics Partners with University of California Health System in Landmark Athena WISDOM Study.

2015. October 21. Esquire. Why This Man Removed His Healthy Prostate.

2015. October 21. Forbes. What the ACS Guidelines Got Wrong About Breast Cancer Screening.

2015. October 20. OncLive. Evidence Builds for Multigene Testing for Hereditary Cancers.

2015. October 20. StarNews. PALB2 joins BRCA genes as cancer indicators.

2015. October 19. Footnote. Tailoring Treatment, Once Cancer Patient at a Time

2015. October 19. CBS News. Are the kids all right? When breast cancer runs in the family.

2015. October 18. Huffington Post. BRCA Research Clinic Hopes to Revolutionize Preveention for those with Gene Mutation.

2015. October 15. OncLive. BRCA+ Patients May Have Higher Risk of Serous Uterine Cancers After RRSO.

2015. October 14. BioIT World. The Social Face of Genetics at the American Society of of Human Genetics Meeting.

2014. October 14. JTA. New breast cancer stats: What’s an Ashkenazi woman to do?

2015. October 13. HuffPost. I Had My Whole Genome Sequened – And So Should You.

2015. October 13. Male Breast Cancer Is Rare, But Lack Of Awareness Is Hurting Men.

2015. October 13. The Rise of DIY Genetic Testing.

2015. October 12. The New York Times. The Roots of BRCA1 Mutations for Ashkenazi Jews.

2015. October 12. Taking the Uncertainty out of Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk.

2015. October 12. EurekAlert. First comprehensive profile of non-protein-coding RNAs in human cancers.

2015. October 10. ASCO Post. Male Breast Cancer: An Understudied Disease and Clinical Challenge.

2015. October. CNN Money. DIY genetic testing company 23andMe providing health data again.

2015. September 30. Genome. Will Genetic Testing Make You Anxious?

2015. September 28. Insight. What is CA-125?

2015. September 30. Medical Daily. When Genome Sequencing Tells Too Much, Doctors May Have to Keep Secrets.

2015. September 28. News Medical. Multigene test performed on tumor can identify breast cancer patients who can safely avoid chemotherapy

2015. September 28. MedXpress. Number of cancer gene tests increases five-fold thanks to improved availability

2015. September 25. HuffPost. How An Awkward Conversation With Your Mum Could Save Your Daughter’s Life

2015. September 25. New York Times. The Breast Cancer Gene and Me

2015. September 24. New York Daily News. Stella McCartney designs mastectomy bra for breast cancer survivors

2015. September 21. Dana Farber. Could aspirin treat breast cancer?

2015. September 21. Insight. Can Two Ovarian Cancer Drugs Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

2015. September 18. Scientific American. Missing the Soil for the Seeds in Cancer Research

2015. September 15. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Black women have higher frequency of BRCA mutations than previously reported

2015. September 14. News Everyday. Angelina Jolie News: More Men Want To Undergo Double Mastectomy After Actress’ Anti-Cancer Procedure

2015. September 12. Business Wire. Non-Invasive Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening Study Released

2015. September 11. MNT. New research could lead breast, ovarian cancer prevention strategies away from surgery

2015. September 10. Mail Online. Hope for women with Angelina’s ‘breast cancer gene’: Commonly-used drugs may cut the risk of the devastating disease

2015. Summer 2015. Conquest. New procedure allows women who carry BRCA gene mutations to lower their chances of developing cancer by removing their fallopian tubes, but not their ovaries

2015. September 8. Targeted Oncology. Primary Chemotherapy Before Surgery in Ovarian Cancer May Be Preferable

2015. September 8. Targeted Oncology. New Immunotherapy With Chemotherapy Shows Results in Ovarian Cancer

2015. September 7. HuffPost. Michelle Heaton And Breast Cancer Survivor Discuss Daunting Consequences Of Having Faulty BRCA Gene

2015. September 3. MedpageToday. Universal BRCA Testing Slammed as Too Costly, Inefficient. But BRCA1 discoverer disagrees

2015. September 3. Medscape. Brave New World’ of Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Testing

2015. September 2. JUF News. Jewish women and men 10 times more likely to inherit breast cancer gene mutation

2015. August 31. Mail Online. Why taking the DNA of a dead loved one could help save your life: Undertakers launch a new macabre-sounding service

2015. August 28. Med Page Today. Beta-Blockers: Evidence of Mortality Benefit in Ovarian Cancer

2015. August 25. Web MD. Treating Breast Cancer Survivors’ Hot Flashes

2015. August 25. HuffPost. The Preventative Double Mastectomy: Not an Easy Yes

2015. August 24. Cure. 10 Things to Know About Prophylactic Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy

2015. August 19. The Conversation. Our obsession with hereditary cancers didn’t start when we discovered the breast cancer gene

2015. August 19. Forward. Why we have to talk about cancer

2015. August 18. CNN. Jimmy Carter’s cancer: What a family history of cancer means for you

2015. August 15. OncLive. PALB2 Mutations Confer Susceptibility to Familial Pancreatic Cancer and May Provide a Novel Targeted Therapeutic Approach to Cancer

2015. August 13. New York Daily News. Montreal woman turns her double mastectomy scars into a tattooed work of art

2015. August 13. News Medical. USF Health, FORCE receive $1.45 million from PCORI to advance and expand clinical research network

2015. August 12. The Unbottling our secret genetic messages

2015. August 10. ABC. Australian researchers identify PIPP gene trigger for spread of breast cancer

2015. August 6. Western Daily Press. Women with ovarian cancer and mutations to their BRCA genes still being treated world-first drug

2015. August 3. The New York Times. Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds

2015. August 2. News Medical. BRCA gene mutations and ovarian cancer: an interview with Dr Matulonis, Harvard Medical School

2015. July 31. News Medical. Some breast cancer women can now undergo single-stage implant breast reconstruction

2015. July 28. Everyday Health. For Me, Cancer Means War

2016.  July 27.  ProPublica.  FDA Examines Whether MRI Drugs Accumulate in Brain Tissue

2015.  July 27.  FDA.  FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA evaluating the risk of brain deposits with repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

2015. July 23. Cancer Research UK. Hitting the self-destruct switch – standing up to womb cancer with PARP inhibitors

2015. July 22. Med Page Today. Age, BMI Tied to Chemo-Related Heart Damage in BrCa Patients

2015. July 17. PR NewsWire. New Study Shows More Breast Cancer Patients Are Now Candidates for Nipple Sparing Reconstruction

2015. July 16. Cancer Research UK. Scientists solve breast and ovarian cancer genetic mystery

2015. July 16. Time. Here’s the Amount of Exercise That Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

2015. July 14. Business Insider. Genetic testing is taking medicine to an all new extreme

2015. July 13. HuffPost. Speeding Ineffective and Unsafe Treatments to Market in the Name of Patients? Not So Fast

2015. July 13. Targeted Oncology. New Research to Identify Chemo-Resistant Genes in Ovarian Cancer

2015. July 10. Wall Street Journal. The Double Mastectomy Rebellion | Defying Doctors, More Women With Breast Cancer Choose Double Mastectomies

2015. July 8. HuffPost. Tattoo Ink or Cancer Cells?

2015. July 8. Healio. Menarche age, parity influence endometrial cancer risk for women with Lynch syndrome

2015. July 6. Start-up Israel. How social media helped an Israeli cancer victim beat big pharma

2015. July 6. Forbes. A Perfect Blood Test For Pancreatic Cancer?

2015. July 6. Oncology Nursing News. Dr. Andrew M. Kaunitz on Considerations for Previvors in Addressing Menopausal Symptoms

2015. July 5. New York Daily News. Daily Checkup: Breast construction makes major advances

2015. July 2. Yale News. Yale team finds why BRCA gene resists cancer treatment

2015. July 1. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Genetic variants key to understanding origins of ovarian cancer

2015. June 30. Cure. Sue Friedman on Informed Decision-Making in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancers

2015. June 29. Drug, Discovery and Development. Blood Test IDs Pancreatic Cancer in 250 of 250 Patients

2015. June 28. Wall Street Journal. Why Gene-Editing Technology Has Scientists Excited

2015. June 26. The Telegraph. Rejecting ovarian cancer drug Olaparib is a major disappointment

2015. June. Jama Oncology. Adjuvant Oophorectomy in the Treatment of Early-Stage BRCA Mutation–Positive Breast Cancer

2015. June 25. Los Angeles Times. A blood test for pancreatic cancer may re-stack the odds in patients’ favor

2015. June 25. Insight Dana Farber. Science Illustrated: How Is Immunotherapy Used to Fight Cancer?

2015. June 24. MIT Technology Report. The Great Cancer Test Experiment

2015. June 24. Prevention. 6 Answers To Help Clear Up Your Mammogram Confusion

2015. June 24. Seatle Tech Flash. This Seattle immunotherapy biotech’s new breast cancer vaccine sailed through phase 1 trials

2015. June 23. Huffpost. Why This Mom Is Sharing Pictures Of Her Body After Breast Cancer Surgery

2015. June 23. Science Daily. Study identifies multiple genetic changes linked to increased pancreatic cancer risk

2015. June 22. MedScape. Do Tubal Ligation and Salpingectomy Protect Against Ovarian Cancer?

2015. June 22. MedScape. The Challenges of Incorporating Gene Panels Into Clinical Practice

2015. June 19. Esquire. What No One Could Tell Me About Male Breast Cancer

2015. June 18. MedScape. A Boost May Improve Pancreatic Cancer Resection Rate

2015. June 17. OncLive. Introduction: Biomarkers in Breast Cancer

2015. June 16. Medical Daily. IV Drip Drug Used During An MRI Leaves Behind Toxic Metal Residue In Brains Of Patients

2015. June 15. MNT. Ovarian cancers sensitive to chemo identified by gene mutations

2015. June 15. ASCO. BRCA1/2 Mutations in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: Do Certain Characteristics Predict Who’s a Carrier?

2015. June 15. Rodale News. DDT Quadruples Breast Cancer Risk, First-of-Its-Kind Study Shows

2015. June 15. MedScape. Tattoos Mistaken as Cancer Metastases, Surgery Performed

2015. June 11. Targeted Oncology. Screening Needed for Younger Breast Cancer Patients Based on Mutation Yield

2015. June 11. Live Science. Should You Take Out a Perfectly Good Prostate?

2015. June 11. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Biomarker may boost ovarian cancer response to chemotherapy

2015. June 9. Oncology Nursing News. Where Are the Men? The Impact of BRCA in Prostate Cancer

2015. June 9. OncLive. Rucaparib Response Rate Exceeds 80% in BRCA-mutant Ovarian Cancer

2015. June 8. Genetic Literacy Project. “Pink & Blue” documentary challenges female only myths about breast cancer and BRCA mutations

2015. June 5. Huffpost. Woman Shares Details And Photos Of Pre-Emptive Bilateral Mastectomy On Reddit To Help Other Women

2015. June 3. MedPage Today. Gene Panel Confirms High Rate of BRCA Mutations

2015. June 2. Contemporary OB/Gyn. Update on BRCA and ovarian cancer

2015. June 2. Mail Online. Screen women in their 30s for breast cancer gene: Call for simple blood test to identify fault that increase chance of developing disease by 90%

2015. May 29. Science Alert. Scientists may have found a way to stop breast cancer spreading to the bones

2015. May 28. The Silver Ink. Researchers and patients question genetic tests for breast cancer detection

2015. May 27. Boston Globe. Want better science? Quit hoarding data, genetics researchers say

2015. May 27. International Business Times. Roca: Why you should be excited about the £150 ovarian cancer test set to launch this summer

2015. May 27. Yahoo News. Researchers oppose unvalidated gene panel tests for cancer links

2015. May 25. ABC News. UCSF Trial May Create Personalized Breast Cancer Screening

2015. May 22. Newsweek. Genetic Map of Prostate Cancer Could Lead to Better Treatments

2015. May 22. Oncology Nurse Advisor. BRCA-targeting drug has benefit in prostate cancer

2015. May 21. ASCO Post. Polish Study Shows Inherited PALB2 Mutation Confers Greater Risk and Poorer Outcome of Breast Cancer

2015. May 21. Wall Street Journal. Link Found Between Breast-Cancer Genes, Prostate Cancer

2015. May 21. NYC Today. Study: There are no significant outcome differences in sporadic and hereditary breast cancer

2015. May 21. Hutch News. Researchers discover tumor molecule that causes spread of pancreatic cancer

2015. May 21. Science Daily. International study of advanced prostate cancer genome finds potential targets for drug therapy

2015. May 20. Under Michigan. Scientists Rule Out Outcome Differences in Sporadic and Hereditary Breast Cancer

2015. May 18. The Science Times. The Importance of Knowing Your Genetic Code—BRCA and Your Link to Breast Cancer

2015. May 18. ASCO Post. Germline BRCA Mutations Found in Almost 5% of Patients With Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

2015. May 15. ASCO Post. Dutch Analysis Questions Breast Cancer Protective Effect of Salpingo-Oophorectomy in Healthy BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers

2015. May 15. Healio. Society of Gynecologic Oncology outlines recommendations for ovarian cancer prevention

2015. May 13. National Society of Genetic Counsellors. A WILD RIDE: A Genetic Counselor Undergoes Genetic Testing

2015. May 12. Huffington Post. This Breast Cancer Screening Method Catches Way More Tumors Than Mammography

2015. May 11. Wall Street Journal. A New Way to Use Old Tools Against Ovarian Cancer

2015. May 11. The Northern Advocate. Trio share danger gene

2015. May 8. NewsMax. Ovarian Cancer Survival Odds Dramatically Improving

2015. May 7. Medscape. Second Look Alters 20% of Breast Biopsy Conclusions

2015. May 7. Penn News. Penn Medicine Study Reveals Why Almost Half of At-Risk Patients Opt Out of Comprehensive Multiplex Cancer Screening

2015. May 5. Memorial Sloan Kettering. Breast Reconstruction: Deciding between Implant and Flap Surgery

2015. May 5. US News. Health Buzz: IBM’s Watson Will Identify Mutations and Targeted Cancer Therapies

2015. May 4. CBS. Health: New Technology Helps Doctors Uncover Breast Cancer That Can Be Difficult To Detect

2015. May 4. MedScape. New Study on ‘Very Hot Topic’ in BRCA Testing

2015.  May 1.  ASCO Post.  High-Risk Uterine Cancers Found in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers Who Had Preventive Oophorectomy but Not Hysterectomy

2015. April 28. Global News. Canadian docs discover new gene mutation linked to breast cancer risk

2015. April 28. Gene Counsel. For $249, Shouldn’t We All Have the Cancer Gene Panel?

2015. April 27. Vancouver Sun. Breast cancer gene found in French- Canadian, Polish ‘founder’ populations: study

2015. April 27. HuffPost. I’ve Got the BRCA-Positive Mutation Gene — How Do I Interpret My Hereditary Risk for Getting Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer?

2015. April 24. Dana Farber Insight. Promising Research Developments Stir Hopes for Melanoma, Lung, Breast and Ovarian Cancer

2015. April 24. Medical Xpress. Stem-cell-based therapy promising for treatment of breast cancer metastases in the brain

2015. April 23. US Today. Cobie Smulders Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer at Age 25

2015. April 23. Forbes. Ovary Removal Associated With Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer Death In Women With BRCA1 Mutation

2015. April 23. Time. Hormone Treatments Raise Cancer Risk Even After They’re Stopped

2015. April 23. Global News. Removing ovaries cuts breast cancer risk in women with BRCA gene: Canadian study

2015. April 22. Gynechological Cancer Advisor. Outcome of Salpingectomy Alone for Ovarian Cancer Evaluated

2015. April 22. Dana Farber. Survivor, Hero, Battle: The Complicated Language of Cancer

2015. April 22. Forbes. On Mammography, Evidence, And Why We Need To Improve Breast Cancer Screening

2015. April 21. Institute of Cancer Research. Trial Shows Benefit of ‘BRCA-targeting’ Drug in Prostate Cancer

2015. April 21. ABC News. Cancer Group Clarifies Confusing Mammography Recommendations

2015. April 21. USA Today. BRCA gene datashare will help detect cancer risk

2015. April 21. New York Times. New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise

2015. April 21. Science Daily. Coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence, detailed findings confirm

2015. April 20. News Medical. Research explores new, personalized ovarian cancer treatments

2015. April 18. CBC News. BRCA testing needed for all women with ovarian cancer, McGill study says

2015. April 17. PR News Wire. Making The Most Of Your Pathology Report: Four Tips For Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

2015. April 16. Helio. Hormone therapy affects breast cancer risk differently over time

2015. April 15. Medscape. Angelina Jolie Pitt Brings Awareness to HRT Use in BRCA Carriers

2015. April 15. Medical Xpress. New method increases accuracy of ovarian cancer prognosis and diagnosis

2015. April 15. HuffPost. Sometimes, Diagnosis Is in the Eye of the Beholder

2015. April 15. Scientific American. Study: Genetic Tests of Tumors Often Give False Results

2015.  April 15.  Cancer Network. Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients Respond to PARP Inhibitor

2015. April 14. USA Today. How a ‘second opinion’ may have saved Rita Wilson’s life

2015. April 14. ABC News. Rita Wilson Has Breast Cancer, Underwent Double Mastectomy

2015. April 14. National Institute of Health. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancers: Moving Toward More Precise Prevention

2015. April 13. Medscape. 20 Years Since BRCA2: Where Are We Now in Cancer Screening?

2015. April 10. Science News. The Angelina effect should be about knowing your cancer risk

2015. April 7. NBC. All Breast Cancer Mutations are Not Equal

2015. April 7. Forbes. Automated Ultrasound Can Improve Breast Cancer Detection In Women With Dense Breasts

2015. April 7. Live Science. Breast Cancer Genes: How Much Risk Do BRCA Mutations Bring?

2015. April 7. Penn Medicine. Penn Study Shows Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer May Differ By Type of BRCA1, BRCA2 Mutation

2015. April 4. CBC News. New genetic test available in Canada screens for hereditary conditions

2015. April 2. Daily Mail. The haunting picture that tells why Angelina had drastic ovarian surgery: How SIX of Jolie’s relatives from 1977 family snap have succumbed to cancer

2015. April 1. E! Angelina Jolie: I Do Believe in the Old Saying ”What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger”

2015. April 1. The Boston Globe. The Angelina Jolie effect

2015. March 31. What It’s Really Like … to Make the Decision to Have Your Ovaries Removed and a Double Mastectomy

2015. March 31. i100. American scientists are trying to genetically modify human eggs

2015. March 30. The New York Times. Ovarian Cancer: Learning the Risks

2014. March 29. Salon. My decision to keep my breasts: When Angelina Jolie’s choice is different from your own

2014. March 29. Forbes. Chatting With Anne Parker: A Patient’s View On How Cancer Care Has Changed Since The 1960s

2015. March 30. Genetic Literacy Project. Chip off the old block? Fathers pass along more of their DNA, disease problems and all

2015. March 28. The Telegraph. The conversation about cancer Angelina Jolie will dread

2015. March 27. EurekAlert. The switch that might tame the most aggressive of breast cancers

2015. March 27. Scientific American. Removal of Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Wrong Anticancer Option for Most

2015. March 26. Today Health. Angelina Jolie’s ‘bio-identical’ therapy raises hormone questions

2015. March 26. Gene counsellors expect resurgence of ‘Jolie effect’

2015. March 25. Global News. What you should know about Angelina Jolie’s BRCA-1 gene and ovarian cancer

2015. March 25. Common Health. Patient Empowerment: Why Angelina Jolie’s Menopause Matters

2015. March 25. CNN. Learning from Angelina Jolie’s genetic testing for our own health

2015. Marc 25. MIT Technology. Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland

2015. March 24. People. Kelly Osborne “I have the cancer gene

2015. March 24. National Post. Angelina Jolie reveals she had her ovaries removed after blood test showed early signs of cancer

2014. March 24. NHS. News analysis: Angelina Jolie’s surgery to ‘cut ovarian cancer risk’

2015. March 24. New York Times. Angelina Jolie Pitt. Diary of a Surgery

2015. March 16. Genetic Literacy Project. It’s 2015: Do you know where your genetic data are?

2015. March 16. Targeted Oncology. The Promise of PARP Inhibitors for BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer

2015. March 15. Mosaic Science. Women At Risk For Ovarian Cancer Have New Options, But No Easy Choices

2015. March 14. Daily Mail. Are designer babies on the way? Human embryos ‘genetically modified for the first time after leading scientists pioneer controversial technique’

2015. March 13. Scientific American. DNA Editing of Human Embryos Alarms Scientists

2015. March 12. Targeted Oncology. Emerging Treatments and Clinical Trials for Gynecologic Cancers

2015. March 21. Nature. Scientists sound alarm over DNA editing of human embryos

2015. March 12. Cancer Research UK. Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer

2015. March 12. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Hereditary Breast Cancer: Clinical, Pathological and Molecular Characteristics

2015. March 10. Mosaic. Decisions on a knife-edge

2015. March 10. Huff Post. The ‘Breast Cancer Gene’: Knowledge Is Power

2015. March 10. CNBC. ‘Share the Journey’ app boost data collection in cancer fight

2015. March 10. MD Anderson. New surgical protocol for ovarian cancer is showing improved survival rates

2015. March 10. CBS. More genetic ‘hot spots’ linked to breast cancer risk.

2015. March 9. Nature Genetics. Genome-wide association analysis of more than 120,000 individuals identifies 15 new susceptibility loci for breast cancer

2015. March 9. Daily Mail. Prostate cancer ‘raises breast risk for daughters’: Women’s risk increases by 14% if their father or brother suffered the disease

2015. March 9. NewsWise. UCLA Cancer Pioneer Collaborates with Apple on First-Ever Mobile App to Track Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experiences

2015. March 4. Cancer Research UK. Gene signature could predict breast cancer aggressiveness

2015. March 3. Medical Xpress. MR spectroscopy shows precancerous breast changes in women with BRCA gene

2015. March 3. Targeted Oncology. Emerging Biomarkers for Gynecologic Cancers

2015. March 2. New York Times. If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them

2015. March 2. Cosmopolitan. A quarter of women are too scared to test for breast cancer genes

2015. February 27. Healio Onc Today. Salpingectomy may reduce risk for ovarian cancer

2015. February 27. Onc Live. Excitement Building for PARP Inhibitors in BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer

2015. February 26. Business Journal. Johns Hopkins startup could help detect ovarian cancer

2015. February 24. My Gene Counsel. Has the BRCA Monopoly Been Reborn?

2015. February 23. MNT. Gene identified that lays foundation for pancreatic cancer

2015. February 19. PR NewsWire. WaferGen Bio-systems Announces Research Collaboration with Leading Canadian Laboratory in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening

2015. February 18. NBC News. Breast Cancer Cocktail Buys More Than a Year of Life

2015. February 17. ECancer News. New screening tool could speed development of ovarian cancer drugs

2015. February 10. News Medical. Only 65% of breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy receive postmastectomy radiation therapy

2015. February 9. Middletown Press. Yale study: 3D mammography decreases false alarms

2015. February 9. NewsWise. New Screening Tool Could Speed Development of Ovarian Cancer Drugs

2015. February 9. New York Times. A Never-Ending Genetic Quest

2015. February 9. University of New Mexico. A one-two punch against ovarian cancer

2015. February 9. Sciene Daily. 3D printed ‘phantom’ tumors to help battle cancer

2015. February 8. PR Newswire. New Stanford genetics course educates industry professionals

2015. February 6. OncLive. Role of PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer Continues to Evolve

2015. February 4. Health Canal. Study links new genetic anomalies to breast cancer in African American families

2015. February 3. MNT. Scientists discover more potential biomarkers of early pancreatic cancer

2015. February 2. ASCO Post. Analysis of Key Breast Cancer Genes Reveals Distinct Profiles for African American, European American Women

2015. February 2. Medical Xpress. New pathway for stalling BRCA tumor growth revealed

2015. January 29. New England Journal of Medicine. GINA, Genetic Discrimination, and Genomic Medicine

2015. January 28. News Medical. HCI researchers find cell mechanism that may trigger pancreatic cancer

2015. January 27. OncNursing. Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Tamoxifen as Chemoprevention in High-Risk Women

2015. January 27. The New York Times. Myriad Genetics Ending Patent Dispute on Breast Cancer Risk Testing

2015. January 27. MedicalXpress. Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer

2015. January 26. American Association for Cancer Research. Experts Forecast Cancer Prevention and Therapies in 2015

2015. January 25. Daily Mail. New drug treatment beating ovarian cancer

2015. January 22. Healio. BRCA testing has ‘clear role’ for triple-negative breast cancer

2015. January 21. Dana-Farmer Insight. A Teen’s Journey: Developing a Diagnostic Test for Pancreatic Cancer

2015. January 14. Penn Medicine. Beyond Cancer: When Both Parents Hold BRCA, a New Risk Can Emerge

2015. January 13. Techonomy. My BRCA Journey: Why Fear of Information Imperils Genetic Testing

2015. January 12. MNT. Potential new drug target for combating chemo-resistant cancer cells

2015. January 9. The Telegraph. Breast cancer breakthrough as Cambridge University finds gene behind killer disease

2015. January 9. Gene Counsel. Update: ACOG Releases New Opinion on use of Salpingectomy for Ovarian Cancer

2015. January 9. Science Daily. Novel breast cancer gene found: BCL11A is active in difficult-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer

2015. January 8. Asian Scientist. The Great Gene Rush

2015. January 5. BioScience Technology. A Fascinating Year in Breast Cancer Advances

2015. December 31. Cleveland Clinic. How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

2014. December 30. EurekAlert. Breast reconstruction using patient’s own tissues yield higher satisfaction rates

2014. December 28. New York Times. In a New Approach to Fighting Disease, Helpful Genetic Mutations Are Sought

2014. December 28. The Sunday Telegraph. Insurance companies discriminate against cancer gene carriers

2014. December 26. OncLive. Trials Show Efficacy of BRCA-Targeted Agent in Prostate Cancer

2014. December 23. HemOnc. Women with BRCA-associated ovarian cancer have low risk for subsequent breast cancer

2014. December 23. Fox News. Exercise tied to prostate cancer survival

2014. December 22. BBC News. NHS DNA scheme to fight cancer and genetic diseases

2014. December 22. Genetic Counsel. Genetic Privacy Part 2: The Case For

2014. December 17. Bloomberg. Myriad Loses Appeals Court Bid to Block Breast Cancer Tests

2014. December 16. Science Daily. Diagnostic screening: Microwave imaging of the breast may be better and safer

2014. December 16. GEN. Targeting PARPs with Novel Drugs: Back to the Laboratory?

2014. December 15. Genetic Counsel. Genetic Privacy Part 1: The Case Against

2014. December 14. Forbes. Here’s Something You Don’t Want To Know About Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

2014. December 13. OncLive. The New BRCA1/2 Landscape

2014. December 12. HemOnc. Carboplatin improved outcomes in patients with BRCA1/2-mutated metastatic breast cancer

2014. December 12. CURE. Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer May Reap Greater Survival Benefit From Nutrition Intervention

2014. December 9. AACR. Breast Cancer in Men and Women have Different Biologic Characteristics and Outcomes

2014. December 7. PRI. When should your genetic information trump your right to privacy?

2014. December 4. Scientific American. Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains

2014. December 2. Renal and Urology News. Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

2014. December 2. Health and Well Being. Breast cancer breakthrough: incredible vaccine could stop spread

2014. December 1. Gene Counsel. Is Salpingectomy ‘The Answer’ for BRCA Carriers?

2014. November 26. The Globe and Mail. The mystery of pancreatic cancer and its treatment prevails

2014. November 20. Medical Xpress. Researchers identify biological indicator of response to new ovarian cancer drug

2014. November 30. New laser restores women’s sex lives

2014. November 29. Two Minute Medicine. Pancreatic cancer screening with MRI may benefit high-risk patients

2014. November 18. Medscape. ctDNA ‘Liquid Biopsy’ Could Revolutionize Cancer Care

2014. November 16. The Globe and Mail. Why we should resist the lure of home genetic tests

2014. November 14. The Independent. Australian researchers discover ‘surprise’ drug treatment for breast cancer

2014. November 14. Medical Xpress. Conventional therapies are less efficient in prostate cancer patients carrying ‘BRCA’ mutations

2014. November 14. NBC. UConn Health Doctors Working on Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

2014. November 12. Ob.Gyn. News. Salpingectomy associated with reduced ovarian cancer risk

2014. November 11. Science Now. Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

2014. November 10. Renal and Urology News. BRCA Carriers Face Worse Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment

2014. November 6. Targeted Oncology. The State of PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer: Many Agents, Many Questions

2014. November 5. NBC Conneticut. UConn Health Doctors Working on Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

2014. November 5. Yahoo Finance. AstraZeneca’s olaparib may also work in prostate cancer -expert

2014. October 31. Standford Medicine. No higher risk of breast cancer for women who don’t have BRCA mutation but have relatives who do

2014. October 30. The Globe and Mail. Health Canada approves sales of Spartan DNA testing device

2014. October 28. Reuters. Advanced ovarian cancer may someday be detected with tampons

2014. October 28. Global News. What you should know about genetic testing kits

2014. October 24. Medscape. European OK for Olaparib in Ovarian Cancer

2014. San Hose Mercury News. When breast cancer strikes the young

2014. October 23. Drug Discovery and Development. New Study Finds Potential Targets for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

2014. October 23. The Houstonian. Life as a ‘bright pink genetic mutant’

2014. October 23. MNT. Genomic sequencing: could it aid breast cancer prevention?

2014. October 23. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Companion diagnostic test improves detection of BRCA mutations in patients with ovarian cancer

2014. October 22. US News. Living With Breast Cancer – as a Man

2014. October 20. Huff Post Women. What Surviving Breast Cancer At 27 Taught Me About Wrinkles

2014. October 17. MNT. Personalized ovarian cancer vaccines set for human trials

2014. October 16. Imperial College London. New test can help doctors choose best treatment for ovarian cancer

2014. October 16. OncLive. Promising Treatments on Horizon in Ovarian Cancer

2014. October 16. Medscape. Decoding Breast Cancer Risk: BRCA and Beyond

2014. October 14. Sun Sentinal. Hormone Replacement may provide protection

2014. October 14. Penn News. Penn Medicine’s Basser Research Center for BRCA Announces $6.9 Million in New Grants to Further BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Research

2014. October 7. Medscape. Too Soon for Broad BRCA Screening

2014. October 3. HemOnc Today. Increased prostate, pancreatic cancer risks among BRCA mutation carriers support additional screening

2014. October 3. GEN. Appeals Court to Hear BRCA Gene Test Arguments

2014. September 29. HuffPost. BRCA Gene Mutations Also Linked With Salivary Gland Cancer

2014. September 3. CBC. ‘Angelina Jolie effect’ tracked for cancer gene screening in Canada

2014. September 3. CBS. Girl, 7, Receives Rare Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

2014. September 3. Medscape. ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’: BRCA Testing Doubles

2014. August 21. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centres. Many women at high risk for ovarian cancer don’t know it

2014. August 21. Chicago Tribune. Hormone replacement therapy may provide protection after ovaries are removed

2014. August 20. Everydayhealth. 5 Fertility-Saving Options for Women Facing Cancer Treatment

2014. August 19. MindBodyGreen. 3 Common Chemicals That May Cause Breast Cancer

2014. August 18. Geonome. Educated Patients are a Must for Personalized Medicine to Advance

2014. August 14. Boston Globe. Screening for new breast cancer genes leaves women with tough choices

2014. August 12. Forward Mobile. Genetics Lab Refuses to Save Data that Could Save Lives.

2014. August 12. Forward Mobile. When Men Get Breast Cancer

2014. August 11. Penn Medicine. Penn’s Basser Research Center for BRCA Names BRCA1 Founder Mary-Claire King Winner of the 2014 Basser Global Prize

2014. August 11. Medscape. It’s Rare, But Yet Another Breast Cancer Gene Identified

2014. August 9. Medical Daily. New Research Will Help Detect Ovarian Cancer Earlier, Aid In Personalized Treatment

2014. August 8. City of Hope. New gene mutation, in PALB2, is linked to heightened breast cancer risk

2014. August 8. KARE. U of M Helps Solve Cancer Mystery

2014. August 8. Medscape. Salpingectomy as a Primary Sterilization Procedure?

2014. August 6. MNT. Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’

2014. August 6. Newsmax Health. Beyond BRCA: Scientists ID Another Breast Cancer Gene

2014. August 5. Penn Medicine. Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammograms)

2014. August 3. Science Daily. New genetic risk markers in pancreatic cancer

2014. August 1. Insight. The Truth About BRCA Testing and Genetic Risk

2014. August 1. MedPage. The Pill Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

2014. July 30. Nature. Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

2014. July 29. Newswise. Researchers to Study Hereditary Breast Cancer to Find BRCA1 Treatment Option

2014. July 29. Chron. A Universal Blood Test for Cancer is in the Works

2014. July 28. CBC News. Wait for breast reconstruction surgery called ‘outrageous’

2014. July 28. Tech Times. Night light lowers efficacy of Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen

2014. July 28. Lewisboro Daily Voice. Breast Reconstruction Study Publishes In Journal Of Cosmetic Surgery

2014. July 26. NDP Press Release. New Democrats Call for Immediate Review of Cancer Care

2014. July 23. Cancer Network. Adding MRI Beneficial for Screening High-Risk Breast Cancer

2014. July 18. Medscape. Nonhormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes Offer Women More Choices

2014. July 18. Dark Daily. To Help Physicians and Patients, Medical Laboratories with BRCA Breast Cancer Tests Are Posting Mutation Data into ClinVar’s BRCA Database

2014. July 17. Mississauga News. Breast reconstruction technique new to region

2014. July 3. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Preoperative BRCA testing changes women’s decisions about extent of surgery

2014. June 29. FORCE. FDA Approval of Promising Targeted Therapy Likely Stalled Until More Research Studies are Completed

2014. June 27. National Post. Breast cancer blood test in development would predict a woman’s risk of disease up to a decade ahead

2014. June 25. Elmwood City Ledger. Dogs’ highly sensitive noses offer 90%-plus accuracy in sniffing out cancer

2014. June 23. Mondaq. Myriad One Year Later

2014. June 23. Bio News. Biotech vows to ‘defend women’s rights’ by contesting Myriad lawsuit

2014. June 23. OncLive. PARP Inhibitor Meets Goals in Phase II Ovarian Cancer Trial

2014. June. Clinical Oncology. Bilateral Mastectomy Survival Benefit for BRCA Patients in Second-Decade

2014. June 18. Naharnet. Study: Gene Mutation Affects Breast Cancer Survival Chance

2014. June 17. WebMD. MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women?

2014. June 17. Montreal Gazette. Having mammogram may cut breast cancer deaths by 28% but women should consider potential harms

2014. June 16. PHG. Balancing public access and security for genomic cancer data

2014. June 12. Tampa Bay Times. ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ could inspire patient participation in health decisions

2014. June 6. MNT. Four new genes added to the ‘inherited breast cancer’ risk list

2014. June 4. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Large panel genetic testing in breast cancer produces more questions than answers

2014. June 3. Portland Business Journal. Oregon docs find good news with cancer risk assessment

2014. June 2. Time Health. BRCA Gene Can Be A Cancer Triple Whammy, Study Finds

2014. May 30. NCI. Treatment helps young women preserve their fertility during breast cancer chemotherapy

2014. May 29. Penn Medicine. Penn Study Highlights Significant Side Effects Experienced by BRCA Mutation Carriers Following Cancer Risk-Reducing Surgical Procedure

2014. May 28. Edmonton Journal. Harvest Celebration a fundraiser for Allard HBOC Clinic

2014. May 27. MedXscape. Two new possible drug targets for triple negative breast cancer

2014. May 27. Crain’s Detroit Business. Genetic cancer screening moves beyond single-gene tests

2014. May 21. Shots. Anxiety And MRIs May Be Driving The Rise In Double Mastectomies

2014. May 18. EurekAlert. Bacteria in mouth may diagnose pancreatic cancer

2014. May 18. The Mind Unleased. The Endocannabinoid System and How THC Cures Cancer

2014. May 14. PennNews. Penn Medicine: Large Panel Genetic Testing Produces More Questions than Answers in Breast Cancer

2014. May 14. BioScience Technology. Breastfeeding May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk in Women with BRCA Mutations

2014. May 14. PRWeb. Fusion Antibodies lead drug targeted at Pancreatic Cancer

2014. May 14. National Society of Genetic Counsellors. Angelina Jolie Effect: One Year Later

2014. May 13. Medscape. Germline PTEN Mutations Raise Second-Cancer Risk

2014. May 12. ASC Connection. Gene Sequencing Identifies Pathogenic Mutations in BRCA-Negative Women

2014. May 12. AlterNet. Is Baby Powder Carcinogenic? Class action suit claims it is, citing 33% higher ovarian cancer rates

2014. May 8. Virginia Commonwealth University. Few women at high-risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer receive genetic counseling

2014. May 5. OnCancer. Twenty Years after BRCA Discovery, Progress in Prevention and Early Detection

2014. May 5. Oncology Update. Good outcomes for nipple-sparing mastectomy

2014. May 4. Indian Express. Hereditary Link Makes Male Breast Cancer Lethal

2014. May 2. CBS. Movie Review: ‘Decoding Annie Parker’

2014. May 2. Syndny Morning Herald. Cancer sufferer dies after delaying preventative surgery

2014. May 1. ASCO Post. Preliminary Study Suggests Veliparib May Be Effective in Resistant, BRCA-Mutated Ovarian Cancers

2014. April 30. The Sydney Morning Herald. Former NSW premier Nick Greiner’s diagnosis casts light on rare male breast cancer

2014. April 28. Science Daily. Mechanism of cancer caused by loss of BRCA1, BRCA2 gene function identified

2014. Spring. Cancer Today. Unleashing the immune system

2014. April 26. Domain-b. First genetic link to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type discovered

2014. April 25. MedPress. Researchers identify potential new strategy to treat ovarian cancer

2014. April 23. Huffpost. Parkinsons drug could prevent breast cancer in high risk women

2014. April 19. QuadCity Times. Actress Kim Furness takes her cancer diagnosis, beliefs public

2014. April 15. Yahoo Health. Early Ovary Removal Could Affect Your Eyes

2014. April 15. MedicalPress. Blood test spots recurrent breast cancers, monitors response to treatment

2014. April 14. Stanford. Gene panel effectively screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations, study finds

2014. April 11. OncNurseAdvisor. Faster genetic testing may transform breast cancer care

2014. April 10. Huffpost. Breast cancer risk increased by high fat diet, study says

2014. April 4. CNW. Harper Government invests in new breast cancer awareness program

2014. April 1. Penn Medicine. Twenty years later how breast cancer risk

genes are changing patient care

2014. March 24. Huffpost. BRCA Gene Mutation Could Also Raise Risk Of Deadly Uterine Cancer

2014. March 21. Newswise. Targeted Cancer Therapy May Treat Resistant Gynecologic Cancers

2014. March 19. Ovarian Cancer Action. The link between ovarian cancer and obesity

2014. March 17. Medscape. BRCA and Risk for Ovarian Cancer: There’s More to the Story

2014. March 14. MedExpress. Beating cancer can come with new health risks

2014. March 5. Forward Mobile. Angelina Jolie Breaks Silence About Breast Cancer Surgery and BRCA

2014. March 4. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Double mastectomy halves death risk for women with BRCA-related breast cancer

2014. February 27. Crain’s Chicago Business. African-American women, the cancer gene and the doctor who saw the linkage

2014. February 24. The Globe and Mail. Removal of ovaries cuts risk of cancer death by 80% for those with gene mutation, study finds

2014. February 18. Toronto Star. Double mastectomies mean higher survival rates for some cancers

2014. February 17. Wall Street Journal. Family With a Risk of Cancer Tries to Change Its Destiny

2014. February 11. WebMD. Double Mastectomy and Inherited Breast Cancer

2014. February 11. New York Times. Vast study casts doubts on value of mammograms

2014. February 10. NewsComAU. Breast cancer mum defies Facebook backlash to bare her scars online

2014. February 14. Medical Xpress. New test suggests antidepressant Paxil may promote breast cancer

2014. February 10. Daily. Mammograms ‘can increase breast cancer risk’

2014. February 4. CTV News. British Columbia OK’s Annual Breast Cancer Screening for High Risk Women

2014. January 22. Houston Methodist. Olive Oil Component Investigated for Breast Cancer Prevention

2014. January 20. YottaFire. Female hormones key breast ovarian cancer brca gene-carriers/

2014. January 6. BioNewsTexas. Breast Cancer Risk Increases in First Pregnancies after 35

2014. January 6. BioNewsTexas. Breast Cancer Treatment Involving Nanoparticles Carrying RNA Gene-Silencing Snippet Shows Promising Results

2014. January 4. Business Insider. Cancer Drugs: Getting Close And Personal

2014. January 2. Mirror. The breast cancer-linked genes which are holding an entire nation of women hostage

2013. December 27. Geonome Web Daily News. Preventive Services Panel Advises Against Broad BRCA Testing: ‘Family History’ Should Guide Testing

2013. December 27. Scientific American. “Angelina Jolie Effect” Leaves Public with Inaccurate Knolwedge of Breast Cancer Risk

2013. December 26. BioOptions. Breast Cancer Study Reveals Genomic Tests Better Predict Chemotherapy Response

2013. December 23. SPYGhana. Save Your Prostate Men! Avoid GMOs

2013. ABC News. Why the Angelina Effect Is at Odds with the New Guidelines

2013. December 20. The Alamgest. Female hormones key to breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA gene carriers.

2013. December 20. The Canadian Jewish News. Women should be tested for cancer gene: expert.

2013. December 20. Parent Herald. Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Raised Little Awareness About the Disease: Survey.

2013. December 19. Health News. Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy raised awareness, not knowledge.

2013. December. Clinical Oncology. In BRCA, Tamoxifen May Reduce Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk

2013. December 12. HuffPost Canada. Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk.

2013. December 12. Market Watch. Myriad myRisk Hereditary Cancer(TM) Test Significantly Improves Detection of Women at Risk for Hereditary Cancer by 51 Percent.

2013. December 9. Health & Wellness. Angelina Jolie’s effect on breast cancer screening.

2013. November 27. MNT. BRCA-negative results may not reduce cancer risk

2013. November 27. The New York Times. In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted

2013. Nov 13. HealthyDebate. Accessing reconstructive surgery.

2013. Nov 9. The Independent. Exclusive: ‘Jaw-dropping’ breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases as Crispr technique heralds genetic revolution

2013. Nov. 4. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Female hormones key to breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA mutation carriers

2013. Nov 4. Jewish Daily Forward. Medical Ethics Program Takes Aim at BRCA ‘Jewish’ Gene Mutation

2013. Nov 1. Time Health and Family. Study: No Higher Risk for Women With Breast Cancer Genes in the Family

2013. Oct 29. Oncology Nurse Advisor. Addressing the psychological impact of BRCA testing

2013. Oct 25. Medical News. New report explains occurrence of breast cancer in women with normal BRCA genes

2013. October 25. Jewish Daily Forward. Medical Ethics Program Takes Aim at BRCA ‘Jewish’ Gene Mutation

2013. October 24. The Information Daily. Revolutionary new home test for hereditary cancer a UK first

2013. Oct 22. Science Daily. Investigational PARP Inhibitor Promising in BRCA-Related Cancers

2013. October 1. USA Today. Exercise, weight control reduce risk of breast cancer

2013. October 1. Canadian Cancer Survivor Network. Canadian journalist Libby Znaimer beats breast and pancreatic cancers!

2013. September 26. Edmonton Journal. New U of A researcher aims to find easy test to diagnose ovarian cancer (with video)

2013. September 12. ‘Astounding’: Angelina Jolie Praised By Doctor Following Double Mastectomy

2013. September 12. MySuncoast. Catching cancer with pap smear for the breast

2013. September 11. Science News. Radiotherapy in Girls and the Risk of Breast Cancer Later in Life

2013. September 10. Live Science. Is Fertility an Option for Women with BRCA Cancer Gene? (Op-Ed)

2013. September 2. Metro. A mother is to have her breasts removed then undergo reconstructive surgery – using pig skin.

2013. August 29. Newswise. Mutations in a Gene That Impacts Immune Function Increase Susceptibility to Prostate Cancer

2013. August 27. MNT. Stress fuels cancer spread by triggering master gene

2013. August 26. NBC News. Tracking yearly blood tests may reveal early-stage ovarian cancer

2013. August 14. AARP. The Jolie Effect: More Women Consider Cancer Gene Test

2013. August 12. MedPageToday. BRCA Gene No Death Knell in Long Term

2013. August 9. CBS News. University of Pennsylvania training dogs to sniff out ovarian cancer

2013. August 7. ABC News. Oncologist says breast cancer prevention drug can affect fertility and cause premature menopause

2013. August 5. Nursing Times. Call for preventive surgery to cut ovarian cancer risk

2013. August 5. MedPageToday. Risk of Second Cancer Lower in BRCA Carriers on Tamoxifen

2013. July 30. Technology Review. Software to Help Free Breast Cancer Gene Data

2013. July 28. The Daily Courier. The ride of a lifetime

2013. July 18. SunSentinal. Ken Schwartz: Cancer tragedy shows need for gene mutation testing

2013. July 15. Voice of America. Largest Cancer Gene Database Made Public

2013. July 15. Science Daily. Cancer Researchers Discover How BRCA Mutation Starts Breast, Ovarian Cancers

2013. July 9. Scientific American. New Supreme Court Decision Rules That cDNA Is Patentable—What It Means for Research and Genetic Testing

2013. July 8. Long Island Newsday. BRCA gene mutations more common than once thought

2013. July 8. WJBJ Journal. Central Mass. Scientists Chip Away At Finding Cancer Cures

2013. July 9. Newswise. Innovative Vaccine Offers Hope to Ovarian Cancer Patients

2013. For Women of Style and Substance. Angelina Jolie and the Dirty Little Secret of BRCA Breast Cancers

2013. July 3. Yahoo News. Breast Cancer Gene Testing: Most Moms Tell Kids Results

2013. July 2. Yahoo News. Actor Pierce Brosnan’s daughter with Cassandra Harris has also died from ovarian cancer

2013. June 25. The Daily. End of gene patenting aids cancer patients, geneticists

2013. June 20. Jewish Daily Forward. Melissa Etheridge Stands by Her Comments on Angelina Jolie’s Surgery

2013. June 18. Health Canal. Fat cells in breast may connect social stress to triple-negative breast cancer

2013. June 17. WEBEZ. Chicago filmmaker (Joanna Rudnik, “In The Family”) and BRCA-positive woman celebrates liberation of her genes

2013. June 13. Wall Street Journal. Supreme Court Rules Isolated Human Genes Can’t Be Patented

2013. June 9. MedicalXPress. New cancer drug shows potential in patients with BRCA mutations

2013. June 7. PolicyMic. Angelina Jolie mastectomies. What are BRCA mutations?

2013. June 6. Medical XPress. New cancer drug shows potential in patients with BRCA mutations

2013. June 5. Jewish Light. What’s Jewish about breast cancer

2013. June 3. CTV News. Gene flaws are common in black women with breast cancer: study

2013. June 3. Medical Daily. First BRCA Targeted Drug Shows Early Promise, BioMarin Jumping to Phase III Trials

2013. June 2. People. Angelina Jolie Returns to Red Carpet with Brad Pitt Following Double Mastectomy Reveal.

2013. June 2. Seattle Times. New film puts UW breast-cancer researcher in spotlight

2013. May 30. Ottawa Citizen. Working Capital: Angelina’s news could prove a big boost to Ottawa’s DNA Genotek

2013. May 28. University of Alberta. University of Alberta researchers ID genetic marker for sporadic breast cancer

2013. May 27. CBC News. Angelina Jolie’s aunt dies of breast cancer

2013. May 21. Ticking time bomb: Women in B.C. wait up to 3 years to have preventive mastectomy

2013. May 21. Medscape. First Man Has Prostatectomy Because of BRCA Gene Mutation

2013. May 19. Business & Health. UK Man has Prostate Removed after Tests Reveal ‘Jolie’ Gene Flaw

2013. May 16. ABC News. New Details: Angelina Jolie’s Doctor Speaks Out About Her Care

2013. May 15. Access Hollywood. Brad Pitt Talks Angelina’s Surgery: “I’m Quite Emotional About It’

2013. May 15. Edmonton Journal. Doctors detail Jolie’s mastectomy, breast reconstruction; mother, grandma had ovarian cancer

2013. May 15. What are the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes? Primer on genetic mutations linked to cancers

2013. May 15. E! Brad Pitt on Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy

2013. May 15. CBS News. Angelina Jolie to remove ovaries: What are options for women at increased risk?

2013. May 14. CBC. 6 questions about Angelina’ double mastectomy

2013. May 14. Global Montreal. Breast cancer and genetics: Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy

2013. May 14. New York Times. My medical choice.

2013. May 1. The Province. YouDocs: A smarter approach to breast cancer screening

2013. May 1. BangorMetro. Avatar Advancements

2013. April 30. Alberta Government News Release. New strategy bolsters province’s fight against cancer

2013. April 30. NewsFix. Vegetables Boost Cancer Protection

2013. April 24. New Europe. Another step in the fight against cancer

2013. April 18. Jewish Daily Forward. Jewish Ethics and Biotech Innovation Clash in Supreme Court’s BRCA Gene Case. Should Company Be Permitted to Patent ‘Breast Cancer’ Gene?

2013. April 18. Edmonton Journal. Bill would outlaw discrimination based on genetic risk of illness

2013. April 15. FirstRead. High court signals skepticism on patenting genes

2013. April 15. The Jewish Daily Forward. ‘Jewish’ Breast Cancer BRCA Gene in Spotlight as Supreme Court Hears Case

2013 April 14. The New York Times. Justices Consider Whether Patents on Genes Are Valid

2013. April 14. MindBodyGreen. 10 Tips To Eat For Your Genes (Not Your Jeans)

2013. April 12. The Inquisiter. Preemptive Strike Against Faulty Genetics, BRCA Mutation

2013. April 8. BBC News Health. Aggressive Prostate Cancer Gene Find

2013. April 7. Science Daily. Novel Drug Combination Showed Antitumor Activity in Patients With Incurable BRCA-Deficient Cancers

2013. March 27. Canada Newswire. Québec Researcher Catches DNA “Spelling Mistakes” Linked to Breast Cancer

2013. March 25. Chicago Tribune. Double-mastectomy pioneer Lindsay Avner has no regrets.

2013. February 27. KERANews. Study On Breast Cancer In Younger Women Inspired By Texas Book Club Friends

2013. February 23. MailOnline. Cancer cure hopes as genetic code hereditary breast disease is mapped for first time

2013. February 16. UT San Diego. Study: Vitamin Could Slow Cancer Growth

2013. February 14. Newswise. BRCA mutation carriers have little long-term survival benefit with ovarian cancer.

2013. February 12. EmpowerHER. Biological Clock is Ticking Faster For Women with BRCA Mutation.

2013. February 7. Vancouver Sun. Genetic Counselor at BC Cancer Agency “relieved of duties” for mishandling cases: nearly 200 files reviewed.

2013. February 19. American Civil Liberties Union. Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics

2013. February 5. BioScience Changes to DNA On-Off Switches Affect Cells’ Ability to Repair Breaks, Respond to Chemotherapy

2013. February 1. The Start. Healthy Living: Tough choices in fight against breast cancer

2013. January 30. The Jewish Chronicle. Breast cancer forum to stress genetic testing for BRCA

2013. January 29. Science Daily. Early Menopause May Occur in Women With BRCA Gene

2013. January 28. Cancer Risk

2013. January 28. The Jerusalem Post. Hadassah improves blood test for BRCA mutations

2013. January 25. Medscape Today. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to BRCA Gene Patents — Again

2013. January 22. Cancer Research UK. Israeli researchers developing BRCA ‘radiation’ test

2013. January 16. MedicalXPress. Spanish researchers develop new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

2013. January 7. OncLive. The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Cancer Survivors



2012. December 17. MedicanXPress. Scientists discover gene linked to breast and ovarian cancer

2012. September 21. Gene tests don’t solve breast and ovarian cancers

2012. September 6. MedPage Today. BRCA Carriers at Extra Risk From Radiation

2012. September 1. RSNA Radiological Society. Automated Breast Ultrasound Has Potential for Widespread Use

2012. April 21. The Telegraph. Breast cancer gene increases prostate cancer risk four-fold: research

2011. Oct 3. Women’s College Hospital. Groundbreaking discovery gives women with the breast cancer gene new hope

2011. February 22. Laboratorytalk. Gene-sequencing process created for breast cancer

2011. March 8. Medpage Today. SGO: PARP Inhibitor Active in Ovarian Cancer

2010. April 21. PhysOrg. Researchers identify a new breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gene

2010. November 19. heraldsun. Breast cancer breakthrough

2010. November 18. Doctors Lounge. Breast Cancer Screening Results Worse With BRCA1 Mutation

2010. November 17. Huffington Post. Eradication of Familial Cancer: The Wave of the Future?

2010. November 12. The New York Times. Study Ties Ovarian Cancer and Hormone Therapy

2012. November 8. Montreal Gazette. Handful of Canadian doctors offer nipple-sparing mastectomy

2010. November 3. Breast cancer survivor wants support groups to reach out

2010. October 28. Daily News and Analysis. Cancer breakthrough: Mumbai study finds gene markers that could help early detection.

2010. October 27. Genconnect. Myriad to Conduct BRCA Mutation Testing for Abbott’s Phase III Study

2010. October 25. Who owns your genes? In many cases, not you

2010. October 24. Desert News. Cancer can teach a valuable lesson

2010. September 20. The Medical News. Scientists discover new genetic variants, pave way for early detection of ovarian cancer

2009. December 2. 2009. Radiation Exposure From Annual Mammography Increases Breast Cancer Risk in Young High-Risk Women.