Search Results for: breast cancer

  • Ancestry and Bright Pink Join in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Oct 8

    Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States, which is why Ancestry and Bright Pink kicked-off a Breast Cancer Awareness Month education initiative. The partners launched a new, online information center on Ancestry's website featuring a series of videos, candid conversations and resources to help women navigate their breast h...


  • 23andMe Provides Information About Breast Cancer Genes

    Oct 11

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Certain types of breast cancer can run in families. 23andMe offers the first and only FDA-authorized, direct-to-consumer BRCA genetic health risk report. This test focuses on three specific variants of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. 23andMe offers a genetic test for three variants of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gen...


  • 23andMe Has FDA Approval for Genetic Test for Breast Cancer

    Mar 21

    23andMe has received the first ever Food and Drug Administration approval for a direct-to-consumer genetic test for cancer risk for its BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) report. This is a major milestone in consumer health empowerment. The 23andMe genetic test for cancer risk for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) report covers three variants in the ...


  • Study: Breast Cancer Recovery Not Linked to Family History

    Jun 24

    Breast cancer is something that “runs in the family”. We know that everyone inherits genes from their parents, and we know that mutations on certain genes can increase a person's risk of developing breast cancer. A new study found that how well a person recovers from breast cancer is not linked to family history. Genealogists spend a lot of...


  • Two New DNA Tests Detect Breast Cancer Gene

    Jun 15

    There are specific genes that increase the risk that a person will develop breast cancer. Those genes tend to “run in families” and can be passed down from one generation to the next. There are now two new direct-to-consumer DNA tests that can be used to detect if a person has one of the genes that comes with a higher risk of developing breas...


  • Breast Cancer Gene Can Be Passed Paternally

    Nov 2

    Most of the time, when a genetic screening is done of family members who may carry the genes that increase the risk of breast cancer, it is only the women of the family who are tested. However, it is also very important that the men in the family have the same genetic screening done as well. It turns out that the genes that increase the risk ...


  • Reasons You Might Not Know Cancer Runs in Your Family

    Jun 8

    Genealogy today involves not only making a family tree but also creating a medical family tree. There are some DNA tests out there that can reveal a person's risk of developing cancer. In the United States, the Affordable Care Act has made it possible for more people than ever before to be able to afford to see a doctor. Even so, there are some rea...


  • Color Genomics Has New Hereditary Cancer Risk Genetic Test

    May 27

    Color Genomics has a mission to democratize access to high-quality genetic information. They provide high-quality, physician-ordered, genetic tests at a low cost. Their tests include support for physicians as well as genetic counseling as part of every purchase. Color Genomics has created a new genetics test that can identify the risk of common ...


  • Things to Know About a Family History of Cancer

    Sep 24

    Genealogists who have put together their medical family tree have a clear idea of what diseases, conditions, or disorders, run in their family. For example, a genealogist might learn that many of their relatives and ancestors had cancer. There are certain things that people should know about a family history of cancer. You Might Not Get Cancer...


  • Researchers have Created a Genetic Map of Prostate Cancer

    Jun 22

    Researchers have created a map of the genetic mutations that relate to the most deadly type of prostate cancer. This has never been done before. The information that the researchers discovered might help lead to new treatments for prostate cancer. It also might make people aware of the genes that increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. ...