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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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Glory's gift

A young woman’s resolve to help find a better way to detect colon cancer led to a years-long relationship between her family and a researcher across the country

Jan. 13, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Just 23 years old, Glory Gensch was fighting for her life against stage 4 colon cancer. In the final weeks of her life, she resolved to help save other young people from the disease.

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Quantifying the 'Angelina Jolie effect'

Actress’ impact on genetic testing for breast, ovarian cancer is ‘global and long lasting’

Sept. 18, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The so-called Angelina Jolie effect not only is real but has been “global and long lasting,” leading to a twofold increase in the number of women getting genetic testing to help determine their risk for hereditary breast cancer, according to new studies from the United Kingdom and Canada.

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Gene mutation boosts breast cancer risk contralaterally

PHS findings on BRCA mutations underscore importance of genetic testing in younger patients

April 12, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Kathi Malone and colleagues found that women with breast cancer before age 55 who carry an inherited mutation in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 are four times more likely to develop cancer in the breast opposite, or contralateral, to their initial tumor as compared to breast cancer patients without these genetic defects.

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