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Breast Cancer Genes

The Supreme Court's Gene Patenting Decision Was Personal

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was advised to be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. Like thousands of women before me, and thousands since, I had the devastating experience of making life-altering decisions based on the results of one test.

Thank You, Angelina Jolie

Elizabeth Swisher, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Swisher, M.D.

I admire Angelina for taking the unselfish view that she will do whatever it takes to be sure she will be around to parent her children. And I commend Angelina for making her decision public and thereby supporting other women who face an increased cancer risk.

The Sexiest Woman in the World Had a Bilateral Mastectomy? Really?

Jennifer Merschdorf | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Merschdorf

I hope all of us use this news as an opportunity to encourage people to learn and ask questions about their own family cancer history and raise awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Patent Debate Reaches the U.S. Supreme Court: Why Everyone Should Care

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

This ongoing debate on gene patents boils down to one simple question: Should anyone, in this case Myriad Genetics, be allowed to patent human genes? For me this case is personal.

New Breast Cancer Film to Premiere in New York City

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Barron H. Lerner

Decoding Annie Parker alternates between the stories of King, played by Helen Hunt, and Parker, played by Samantha Morton. Parker now speaks about her experiences around the world.

Four Breast Cancer Types Identified After Massive Gene Analysis

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- Scientists reported Sunday that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the d...

Scientists Map Genetic Codes Of 21 Breast Cancers

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living

* Research maps genetic codes of 21 breast cancers * Helps scientists understand how disease evolves * Raises hopes of e...

Court OKs Patent Of Breast Cancer Genes

Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living

A U.S. federal appeals court has affirmed the right of Myriad Genetics to patent two human genes that form the basis of a widely used genetic test...

Breast Cancer Genes: New Strategies For Protecting Women

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

Breast cancer is still very much alive. Over 200,000 women will be diagnosed and 41,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer in the US in 2007...