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Removing barriers to precision treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

GENTleMEN study aims to help men with advanced disease access genetic testing and counseling

Oct. 30, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

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Common genetic disorder linked to increased death rate from cancer drug

Researchers recommend ‘caution’ when using the chemotherapy busulfan in patients with Gilbert’s syndrome

Oct. 27, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

As many as one of every 10 people has Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically benign and has even been linked to long life. But new research suggests that busulfan, a bone marrow transplant drug, is extra risky in people with the condition.

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Progress in ‘precision prevention’ for colorectal cancer

New risk prediction model — not yet ready for clinical use — incorporates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors

April 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In work presented Monday at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in New Orleans, researchers from Fred Hutch, the University of Michigan and other institutes debuted their latest progress in precision prevention — an in-the-works method to predict risk of colorectal cancer that integrates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors.

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More than 'Angelina Jolie Effect': BRCA tests spike among breast cancer patients

Search for gene mutations began rising before actress revealed surgeries; better insurance coverage, access cited by experts

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The frequency of BRCA testing has vastly increased among younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, a study finds. Is it 'the Angelina Jolie Effect?'

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Testing without context

Nearly two-thirds of women who get tested for BRCA mutations don’t receive genetic counseling first

Oct. 1, 2015 | by Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Most women who undergo genetic testing to help determine their risk of hereditary breast cancer do not first receive counseling by a trained genetic professional, according to a new study. Our experts weigh in.

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False positives in prenatal tests: Study reveals reason for flaws

Harmless variations in mothers’ DNA can trigger false positives in screen for chromosomal defects; study points to immediate fix test manufacturers can make

April 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Harmless variations in mothers’ DNA can trigger false positives in screen for chromosomal defects. A new study points to an immediate fix test manufacturers can make.

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