The Expert Who Discovered BRCA1 Explains How Breast Cancer Care Has Changed Forever

Today on Toward a Cancer-Free World, the cancer geneticist who discovered BRCA1, Dr. Mary-Claire King, explains how that discovery has forever changed breast cancer prevention and treatment. Read More

Today on Toward a Cancer-Free World, the cancer geneticist who discovered BRCA1, Dr. Mary-Claire King, explains how that discovery has forever changed breast cancer prevention and treatment. Read More

4 Things to Know About BRCA Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

On June 13, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring DNA cannot be subject to patent. What does this mean for you? Read More

On June 13, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring DNA cannot be subject to patent.What does this mean for you? Because there is no routine cancer, it is crucial to study an individual’s genetic makeup. Now, physicians and other healthcare providers can offer more high-quality, affordable options to study your genetics and assess cancer risk, including genetic tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. Read More

New Study Recommends Ovary Removal for Women With BRCA Mutations

A new study published in JCO found that women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations who protectively had their ovaries removed reduced their risk of ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancers. Read More

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations who protectively had their ovaries removed (oophorectomy) reduced their risk of ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer by 80 percent and their overall risk of death by 77 percent. Investigators at the OSUCCC – James, including co-author and licensed genetic counselor Leigha Senter, MS, LGC, collaborated on this study, which has been offered to patients with genetic mutations at the OSUCCC - James since 2001. Read More

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