9/12/14 @BRCAresponder WEEKLY

FOCUS: Dr. Mary-Claire King & many viewpoints on broad BRCA1 & BRCA2 screening- plus, basics of hereditary breast & ovarian cancer, genetic counseling, genetic testing, education & support, Lynch syndrome, ovarian cancer, missing pieces, communication, nipple-sparing mastectomy & breast cancer poll

  1. Recipient of the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science 

    Dr. Mary-Claire King

    The 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science has been presented to Dr Mary-Claire King to recognize and honor her “for bold and imaginative contributions to medical science and society – exemplified by her discovery of a single gene BRCA1 that causes a … form of hereditary breast cancer …” This Viewpoint describes the application of that discovery, and suggests that population-based screening of women for BRCA1 and BRCA2 should become a routine part of clinical practice. (taken from JAMA)
  2. The National Society of Genetic Counselor's Joy Larsen Haiden responds.
    Larsen says it's premature to offer wider genetic screening.
  3. THE MANY OPINIONS ON WIDER GENETIC SCREENING

  4. @BRCAresponder 's thoughts: Is it just me or has anyone else wondered why the recommendations & discussion about population based testing is only about testing women NOT men? Would love to hear your thoughts. 
    Please tweet your thoughts to @BRCAresponder @pinkandbluedoc & use hashtag #BRCA too.
  5. BASICS OF HEREDITARY BREAST & OVARIAN CANCER

  6. GENETIC COUNSELING & GENETIC TESTING

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