• Genetic Counseling

    BRCA1 Mutations and Prophylactic Surgery – My Story

    by  • September 17, 2014 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Ovarian Cancer, Surgery • 0 Comments

    by Stacey Schutawie There is so much to be said today about genetic testing and screening for ovarian cancer and prophylactic surgery in the case of BRCA1 mutations.  But we need to say more.  It can save a woman’s life.  And I know because it probably saved mine. My mother passed away from ovarian...

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    From Pain to Progress: One Man’s Journey to Fund Cancer Research

    by  • March 14, 2014 • Cancer Research, General Interest, Genetic Counseling, Ovarian Cancer, Scientific Research

    More than a decade after his wife’s death, Lowell Dubrow is still fighting cancer by funding research at Fox Chase “One of the things about cancer is that there are a lot of people touched by it—almost everyone is—and those stories kind of get to you,” says Lowell Dubrow, a longtime Fox Chase donor. ...

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    Fox Chase Study Shows Families Don’t Understand Genetic Test Results or Their Implications

    by  • January 28, 2014 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Risk Assessment

    Findings suggest more outreach is needed for family members who may carry their own genetic risks of cancer A study done by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that many relatives of patients who undergo testing for a gene linked to breast and ovarian cancers misinterpret the results, and less than half of...

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    Patients’ Genes Provide a Blueprint for Hope in Cancer Treatment

    by  • April 22, 2013 • Cancer Genome Institute, Cancer Staging, Clinical Trials, Genetic Counseling

    A article in yesterday’s  New York Times (“Cancer Centers Racing to Map Patients’ Genes” April 21, 2013) discusses the emerging importance of gene mapping in determining precise medical treatment. Fox Chase Cancer Center has been pursuing this course of treatment for oncology patients, plotting a genetic “blueprint” for targeting treatment in advanced cancers. The...

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