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FDA approves 23andMe Inc. to distribute direct-to-consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new genetic test from the company 23andMe Inc., which will provide direct-to-consumer testing for an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The test evaluates DNA, looking for two genetic changes that indicate the hereditary condition MUTYH-associated polyposis, which is […]

FDA approves direct-to-consumer gene mutation test for breast cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved a direct-to-consumer test for three breast cancer gene mutations that are most common in people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent. While the test may be beneficial to a small subset of the population, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® […]

ICYMI: May 12, 2017

Feature Story You Can Take Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (The New York Times) — Fear of breast cancer is widespread, yet many women don’t realize that adopting protective living habits may help keep it at bay. The habits described below may also help to ward off other life-threatening […]

ICYMI: April 21, 2017

Feature Story De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13 WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (The New York Times) –Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his support on Wednesday to a series of initiatives to cut tobacco use, proposing to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes in New […]

ICYMI: February 12, 2016

Feature Story New Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Test Can ‘Smell’ Cancer In Urine Sample THURSDAY, February 11, 2016 (Medical Daily) –Prostate cancer, after skin cancer, is the most common cancer among men. Early diagnosis is key in effectively treating the condition, so researchers are always trying new methods of identifying prostate cancer at its earliest stages. […]

Document Your Family’s Health History

On Valentine’s Day, many people across the world will demonstrate their love for each other with jewelry, flowers, chocolate and other tokens of appreciation. At the Foundation, we encourage you to also take some time to demonstrate love for your relatives by documenting your family’s health history. You share genes with your relatives and may […]

ICYMI: November 20, 2015

Feature Story New Blood Test Detects Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer With 90 Percent Accuracy THURSDAY, November 19, 2015 (International Business Times) — Most of the times, ovarian cancer is difficult to predict until it spreads to the other parts of the body. Achieving a breakthrough in the field of cancer diagnosis, researchers at the Georgia Institute […]

Knowledge is Powerful

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has campaigned for cancer screenings for 30 years. These screening tests are integral to early detection, and early detection leads to saving lives. Combined results from randomized screening trials suggest that mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 15% to 20%, while studies of modern mammogram screening programs […]