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Study: Knowing about an inherited BRCA mutation improves outcomes for women with breast cancer

Inherited mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are linked to a high lifetime risk of breast and other cancers. The reviewed study shows that women who know that they have a BRCA mutation before they are diagnosed with breast cancer have improved outcomes including diagnosis at earlier stages and improved overall survival. This article was prepared by XRAY, a publication  that provides reliable information about cancer research-related news and information.

Read more: https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAY/better-outcomes-for-women-that-know-BRCA-mutation-status

 

New BRCA Research Opportunities for Men

 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking male participants (30-75) with a genetic risk factor for developing prostate cancer. The study includes regular MRI screening and biopsies for those showing irregular tests. For more information, please contact Anna Couvillon at the National Institutes of Health.

 

 

 

 

Graphic Novel Study

Are you a male at high risk for developing hereditary cancer but has not been diagnosed with cancer? Do you have a family history of carrying a BRCA1/2 genetic mutation? Do you feel you have information to make informed health and family decisions about your future? Are you interested in sharing your experiences to help others?

Participate in a 60-minute online interview. Participants will receive a $30 Amazon gift card. If you are interested in this research opportunity, please the study coordinator Ms. Lexi Ingle at aingle@usf.edu.

 

 

BRCA-negative Women Explore Their Options

Sometimes Jewish women with strong family histories of cancer test negative for BRCA. This great article talks about why testing negative doesn’t always put you in the clear for genetic cancers. Learn more below!

https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/brca-negative-women-explore-their-options/?fbclid=IwAR25kZE0jBHZP7Y-0F-OwsCyC9vSmKH9Kg18ZXJcs19dqXk8APBAdpuVQnA