A Gig Harbor mother of three and former President Jimmy Carter have new shots at life from advances in genetic testing that is keeping their cancer at bay. Local oncologists say the advances in understanding the genetics of cancer is …
Some Israeli doctors want Israel to conduct a national screening campaign to test all Jewish Israeli women of Ashkenazi descent for harmful genetic mutations that heighten the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The debate is detailed in the …
You’ve probably heard the term “personalized” or “precision medicine” recently and wondered, what exactly does this mean. The phrase, the buzziest of buzzwords in health for 2015, means a new approach to medicine has arrived, one …
The battle against cervical cancer is no small success. Routine screening for cervical cancer, begun over 50 years ago, has helped slash rates of the one-time No. 1 cancer killer ... shows that women who get HPV testing in addition to …
After watching his good friend and fellow firefighter die of colon cancer, Chris Conner vowed to help other firefighters find ways to detect the disease in its early stages. Conner, who is president of the Bedford Professional Firefighters …
The gold standards for cancer detection still have many flaws. Natera has developed a blood test that promises faster, less invasive, and more specific results. Research in cancer patients could lead to trials on healthy people. The best …
Myriad Genetics, Inc.MYGN introduced riskScore under its myRisk Hereditary Cancer testing portfolio. The launch is aimed at solidifying the company's footprint in the rapidly growing hereditary cancer testing market. Based in Salt …
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Cologuard, Exact Sciences’ new test for the cancer — requiring little more from patients ... Studies have shown colonoscopy detects cancer in 92 to 95 percent of cases. In Madison, Group Health Cooperative of South Central …
A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests. The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, explained lead …