All in the Family – A Story about Genetics and Breast Cancer

Posted October 12th, 2021

Melissa Hodgson, her mom, and sister share a lot in common—great smiles, blond hair, and little did they know, a BRCA gene mutation. A BRCA mutation increases the risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers in both women and men. The family had absolutely no idea they were at risk until Melissa was […]

5 Things To Know About In-Home Genetic Testing

Posted March 28th, 2018

Recently,  in-home genetic testing kits, such as 23andMe and Color, were granted FDA authorization to provide direct to consumer, no prescription needed, in-home genetic testing. On the surface, this seems very attractive. Genetic mutations are thought to account for 5-10% of all cancer diagnoses ( As we learn more about how genetics influence our cancer risk, more […]