Items Tagged ‘brca’

March 20, 2018

At-home Genetic Testing may be Convenient, but it isn’t Complete

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March 14, 2018 https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/14/genetic-testing-23andme-brca/   Home delivery for everything from fresh produce to custom-selected clothing has become a way of life for many Americans. While most home-delivery conveniences are generally changing our lives for the better — giving us more time and choices — at-home genetics kits that reveal information about the risk of developing […]

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Tags: 23andme, brca, Breast Cancer, genetic testing, News


January 15, 2018

Lynparza Slows Spread of Inherited Breast Cancer Caused by BRCA Mutations: First Drug Approved for BRCA Breast Cancer

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CancerConnect News: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the approval of Lynparza (olaparib) to include the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in patients who carry the specific inherited BRCA mutation.  These patients can be identified by using the FDA-approved genetic test, BRACAnalysis CDx (Myriad Genetic Laboratories). About BRCA Breast Cancer Breast cancer […]

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Tags: brca, Breast Cancer, clinical trial, lynparza, News, olaparib, OlympiAD, PARP Inhibitors