BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility
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BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility

A recent release from Yale University highlights research from Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a fertility expert, on how BRCA-mutated breast cancer may affect fertility following chemotherapy treatments. His findings suggest that women…

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Pancreatic Cancer: Researchers are Calling Patients’ Response to this Treatment “Unprecedented“
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Pancreatic Cancer: Researchers are Calling Patients’ Response to this Treatment “Unprecedented“

  The ASCO Post recently reported findings of high response rates and improved survival from the combination of platinum-based cisplatin and gemcitabine (chemotherapy) in BRCA/PALB2 mutation positive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The goal…

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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US
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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US

  Susan Winn’s family history of ovarian and breast cancer can be traced back to the 1860s. Susan’s adult daughters, Kathryn, Bridget and Maureen, were recently interviewed with CURE® (Cancer Updates Research…

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Potential Treatment for BRCA Mutated Pancreatic Cancer Performs Well in Trial
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Potential Treatment for BRCA Mutated Pancreatic Cancer Performs Well in Trial

According to a story from BioPortfolio, AstraZeneca and Merck have recently announced the results from a phase 3 clinical trial testing olaparib (marketed as LYNPARZA®) as a treatment for BRCA…

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Woman Receives False Positive Test Result for Cancer Causing BRCA Mutation
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Woman Receives False Positive Test Result for Cancer Causing BRCA Mutation

According to a story from kshb.com, Maureen Boesen was already prepared for the worst when she first took a DNA test in order to determine if she carried a BRCA…

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Actress Kathy Bates Discusses Being Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer and Breast Cancer…and Surviving
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Actress Kathy Bates Discusses Being Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer and Breast Cancer…and Surviving

According to a story from yahoo.com, actress Kathy Bates realized when she was fairly young that she was at an increased risk for breast cancer. This was because both her…

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Black Women May Have Higher Risk of Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer
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Black Women May Have Higher Risk of Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer

According to a publication from Breastcancer.org, black women are more likely than others to develop triple-negative breast cancer at some point in their lives. A study published by the journal…

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Women on Medicare Aren’t Getting Genetic Tests for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

According to a story from medicinenet.com, a recent study found that women on Medicare are not getting genetic tests for BRCA mutations that could lead to ovarian cancer and breast…

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Research Suggests That PARP Inhibitors Have More Potential Than Previously Thought
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Research Suggests That PARP Inhibitors Have More Potential Than Previously Thought

According to a story from Fierce Biotech, recent research is highlighting the possibility that PARP inhibitors, a type of targeted therapy that it mostly used to treat breast cancer and…

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Breast Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Could Find an Alternative Treatment to Chemotherapy
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Breast Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Could Find an Alternative Treatment to Chemotherapy

According to a story by the Daily Record UK, Maggie Ritchie found out she was diagnosed with breast cancer and four years later was successfully cancer-free. She attributed the advanced…

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Positive Genetic Test Results for Rare Disease Risk are not Necessarily a Cause for Alarm

According to a story from Global News, direct-to-consumer genetic tests are becoming increasingly popular. These tests can be used to learn new info about your ancient ancestors, closer relatives, and,…

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Study Offers Free Screening for Cancer and BRCA Mutations for Ashkenazi Jewish Community
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Study Offers Free Screening for Cancer and BRCA Mutations for Ashkenazi Jewish Community

According to a story from Jewish Community Voice, the BRCA Founder Outreach Study, which is a national, cancer-focused research study, is offering free screenings for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.…

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Pancreatic Cancer Patients With BRCA Mutations Could Have a New Drug on the Way
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Pancreatic Cancer Patients With BRCA Mutations Could Have a New Drug on the Way

According to a story from Worldpharmanews, a PARP inhibitor drug that is commonly used to treat ovarian cancer for patients with BRCA gene mutations could also be effective against pancreatic…

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Here’s What You Should Know Before Taking 23andMe’s BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Test

According to a story from sunmag.net, 23andMe, the genetics testing company widely known for its ancestral analysis measures, is now offering a genetics test to measure your risk of BRCA1…

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Study Finds Better Screening for High-Risk Breast Cancer
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Study Finds Better Screening for High-Risk Breast Cancer

Latest research from a University of Chicago team found that dynamic contrast-enhanced MRIs (DCE-MRIs) were much better in early detection of breast cancer than annual mammograms for patients with high-risk…

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How Many of these Celebrities with Rare Diseases Can You Name?
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How Many of these Celebrities with Rare Diseases Can You Name?

If you have a rare disease, chances are, sometimes you feel all alone in your experience. When you look around, there are people all over the world fighting similar battles.…

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5 Reasons You Should Have a Breast Cancer (BRCA-Mutation) Test
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5 Reasons You Should Have a Breast Cancer (BRCA-Mutation) Test

I always schedule my mammograms during October, as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s much easier to remember to get one when every network news anchor is passionately reminding me…

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