Category: Cancer Genetics

10th Annual St. Vincent Health Research Symposium-Keynote – “Ethical Challenges in Genetic Research”

Announcing the 10th Annual St. Vincent Health Research Symposium You can register on line at: Eventbrite http://2014researchsymposium.eventbrite.com   The St. Vincent Research and Regulatory Affairs Department will be hosting the 10th Annual St. Vincent Health Research Symposium on Wednesday June

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Indiana Cancer GCs in the News!

By Katie Spoonamore As you may have seen in the news, Angelina Jolie recently underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy due to her inherited predisposition to HBOC.  This has created somewhat of a news flurry with several local stations covering the

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Cure magazine article on hereditary cancer

Really nice article on hereditary cancer that includes multiple genes associated with inherited breast cancer (BRCA1/2 highlighted), a section on Lynch syndrome as well as modifying genetic factors and cancer risk reduction strategies.  Worth checking out! http://www.curetoday.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/article.show/id/2/article_id/2076

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Incidental Findings on Exome

ACMG (American College of Medical Genetics) released their statement of recommendations for how/what secondary or incidental findings should be released with complex genetic testing known as Whole Exome Sequencing/Whole Genome Sequencing is ordered for a patient.  For those are that

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Lynch syndrome awareness month: Free CME web module for PCPs

Hey everyone! Below is some information on a fantastic resource for primary care providers and/or gastroenterologists on high risk colorectal cancer families…a perfect way to raise awareness. This was recently promoted by NCHPEG project director Kate Reed. HI all, For

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