NCI: Lynch Syndrome Workshop and Shining Light on Cowden Syndrome

  Approaches to Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations: The Case of Lynch Syndrome The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is convening a Workshop on February 22–23, 2017, in Rockville, Maryland, to discuss issues related to cancer genetic testing approaches, current practices, and resources for case and family ascertainment in hereditary cancers, using Lynch syndrome as an example. Lynch syndrome is a genetically inherited disorder that increases the risk of colorectal and endometrial cancers and several other malignancies. It is estimated that in the United States, up to 1 million people live with… more...

Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day!

  Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day! With the holiday season fast approaching in the US, many of us are looking forward to celebrating by spending quality time with family. But besides enjoying turkey dinners and holiday sales, did you also know that Thanksgiving is a great time to gather a family health history? In 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving as National Family Health History Day. This information is very useful for your health care providers to know what medical conditions you may be at risk… more...

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