IMPROVING THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FACING HEREDITARY CANCER

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We are celebrating 25 years serving the hereditary cancer community.

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(Mutations in alphabetical order)

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Meet Our Community

Our impact is best shared through the stories of our growing community. Read about the survivors and previvors facing hereditary breast, colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancers as a result of a BRCA, ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, PTEN or other inherited gene mutation and those with Lynch syndrome. We are comprised of many mutations and many cancers but we are one community!

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Summaries of new cancer research and how it affects care.

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