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National Patient Advocacy Organizations Band Together for #InclusionPledge to Ensure Equity For Black Women, June 11, 2020, Benzinga

Genetic Testing and Life Insurance, June 07, 2020, Radio Health Journal

Lisa Schlager: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, May 26, 2020, Beyond the Pink Ribbon

Genetic, Genomic or Biomarket Testing in Cancer - What is the Difference?, May 01, 2020, Conquer

Genetic Testing: Are Over the Counter Options Reliable, April 15, 2020, CURE

Prioritizing Family Health History, April 15, 2020, CURE

For Those with Predispositions to Cancer, COVID-19 Adds ‘A Second Helping of Stress,’, April 03, 2020, CURE

What the Coronavirus Outbreak Means for People with Weakened Immune Systems, March 31, 2020, NPR

DNA Tests Grow More Vital in Hereditary Breast Cancer Treatments. They Also Raise Unanswerable Questions, March 15, 2020, The Washington Post

Utilizing the Patient Perspective as a Patient Advocate, March 13, 2020, CURE

Genetic Mutations in Men, February 21, 2020, CURE

Talking About Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing, February 19, 2020, CURE

Understanding Prevention For Hereditary Cancer, February 10, 2020, CURE

Is the New Medicare NGS Payment Policy Really a Win for Patients, February 05, 2020, LabPulse

BRCA: Who Should Be Tested?, February 04, 2020, Cancer Today

CMS Agrees to Cover NGS for Medicare Patients with Breast, Ovarian, Other Cancers, January 27, 2020, AJMC

How Genetic Testing Saved One Woman’s Life, December 06, 2019, CURE Today

Relentless Female CEO Creates a Company That’s Solving Your Number One Hair Problem, November 13, 2019, FOX Business

Testing for Honesty, October 23, 2019, Cure Today

These 14 Women Are Grateful For Their BRCA Diagnosis – Here’s Why, October 23, 2019, The Healthy

Health & Wellness: Knowing Your Risks, October 09, 2019, Anchorage Press

Protect Yourself and Your Patients From Fraud in Genetic Testing, October 04, 2019, Oncology Nursing News

Knowing Your Risk Could Save Your Life, September 25, 2019, Tampa Bay Newspapers

The Impact of Germline Testing for Hereditary Cancer Postdiagnosis, August 15, 2019, AJMC

BRCA1 Mutation Shapes Beineke’s Future, August 13, 2019, UAFS News

For Wasserman Schultz and Brooks, Reauthorizing Breast Cancer Purely Bipartisan, August 01, 2019, News Talk Florida

Sue Friedman Outlines Misconceptions Regarding Genetic Testing in Cancer, July 24, 2019, AJMC

What Patients Should Know About Genetic Testing and Hereditary Cancer Risk, July 15, 2019, CURE

This Leader’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis Transformed Her Agency’s Culture, July 07, 2019, Forbes

Sue Friedman on Targeted Therapies and Knowing Family History of Cancer, June 13, 2019, American Journal of Managed Care

16 Things Doctors Wish You Knew About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing, June 13, 2019, Reader’s Digest

Out of the Blue’ Diagnosis Linked to a Family History of Cancer Now Empowers Others, June 12, 2019, CURE

Peeking at Your Genes Can Raise Red Flags for Life Insurers, May 15, 2019, Bloomberg Law

Anti-vaccine Hype is a Threat to People With Cancer, May 13, 2019, CURE

How Do You Know What Treatment is Right For You or Your Patients, May 01, 2019, AAMC News

Managing the Emotional Aspects of Breast Reconstruction, April 24, 2019, Health News Digest

CMS to Revisit National Coverage Determination on NGS Tumor Testing, March 27, 2019, Genome Web

Genetic Discussion in Oncology Nursing, March 13, 2019, Oncology Nursing News

Many Families With High Breast Cancer Risk Await a Genetic Explanation, March 11, 2019, Discover Magazine

To Know or Not to Know? Genetic Testing Is Beneficial in Breast Cancer, March 09, 2019, Oncology Nursing News

Read Between the Lines, February 15, 2019, CURE Today

At-Home Genetic Testing: Dispelling Fact vs Fiction, February 14, 2019, CURE Today

Unraveling Breast Cancer Risk, February 14, 2019, Knowable Magazine

Labs, Advocacy Groups Push Back on Medicare Policy Shift on NGS Testing for Hereditary Cancer Risk, January 22, 2019, Genome Web

Alert: Cancer Genetic Testing Should Be Performed in the Health Care Setting, January 22, 2019, CURE Today

Born With the Breast Cancer Gene, two Huntington Woods Women Share Survivor Stories, October 25, 2018, The Jewish News

Breast Cancer Survivor Works to Let Others Know of Hereditary Risk, October 24, 2018, Fox 2 Detroit

“It Wasn’t a Question of If I Got Breast Cancer, But When”: Kansas Woman Undergoes Double Mastectomy, October 24, 2018, KSN Kansas

Managing Lymphedema: Education is the Best Treatment, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

Using Humor to Heal, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

How to Have the Sex Talk During and After Cancer, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

It’s All in the Family: Discussing Cancer Risk with Extended Family Members, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

Clinical Trial Participation is Key for Hereditary Cancer Research Advancement, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

Movement, Moderation and Mindfulness: Being Proactive About Diet and Exercise, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

Men with Genetic Mutation: What You Need to Know, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

One Previvor’s Journey With a BRCA Mutation, October 21, 2018, CURE Today

Lenexa Woman Removes Breasts to Prevent Cancer, October 12, 2018, KSHB TV

Buscan Concientizar Sobre el Cancer De Mama, October 10, 2018, Telemundo

How to Know if You Should Get BRCA Testing, October 02, 2018, InStyle

Metro Detroit Moms Share Message For National Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Week, October 01, 2018, ABC News

Capitol Music Group Ups Jacqueline Saturn to President of Caroline, September 04, 2018, Variety

Addressing the Needs of Previvors Struggling to Access Screening and Recommended Interventions, September 01, 2018, The Oncology Nurse

I Did a Random DNA Test to Learn About My Ancestry. Then I Found Out I Was BRCA Positive, July 31, 2018, Bustle

When Cancer Clusters, Create a Medical Family Tree, July 28, 2018, CURE Magazine

Novartis Announces Funding For Patient Advocacy Initiatives to Support and Empower Metastatic Breast Cancer Community, June 27, 2018, BioSpace

23andMe’s Test for a Breast Cancer Gene Can Reveal Life-Changing Information, But Can Also Lead Down and Expensive and Complicated Path, June 24, 2018, CNBC

Simple, Evidence-Based Decision Aid Can Help Previvors and Their Nurses Weigh Prevention Options, May 19, 2018, Oncology Nursing News

Not Quite Healthy, Not Quite Sick, Women at Risk of Cancer Can ‘Fall Through the Medical Cracks,’, April 08, 2018, LA Times

FDA Approves Rubraca for Ovarian Cancer Maintenance Treatment, April 06, 2018, Oncology Nursing News

FDA Approves Rubraca for Maintenance Ovarian Cancer Treatment, April 06, 2018, CURE Magazine

Local Doctor, Patient Discourage Use of Newly-Approved 23andMe Cancer Risk Test, April 02, 2018, Channel 3000

Genetic Testing: Do You Really Want to Know?, March 27, 2018, WebMD

Four Individuals Named Ovarian Cancer Heroes at Inaugural Event, March 24, 2018, CURE Magazine

CURE Media Group Announces the 2018 Ovarian Cancer Heroes, March 23, 2018, Business Wire

Right-To-Try Bill Moves Forward, March 22, 2018, Cure Today

Behind the Hype: Navigating Cancer News, February 09, 2018, CBS News New York

Jammin For Cancer Prevention, February 07, 2018, Daily North Shore

Minnetonka Woman Shares Her Experience With Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment, February 01, 2018, Lake Minnetonka Magazine

Coping With Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Results, January 19, 2018, CURE Today

Fairbanksan Jeff Cook Continues His Fight Against Cancer, January 15, 2018, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

LYNPARZA ® (Olaparib) Approved by US FDA in Germline BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Breast Cancer, January 12, 2018, AstraZeneca

Third Indication Approved to Receive Olaparib, January 08, 2018, Rare Disease Report

Collaborative Global Study Casts New Light on Breast Cancer’s Genetic Roots; Will Soon Provide Anatomic Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories with New Tools to Diagnose and Treat Cancer, January 05, 2018, Dark Daily

Humor is no Joke, December 15, 2017, CURE Today

Group Supports Those With Hereditary Cancer, December 11, 2017, Union Bulletin

“I Want to Change How the Healthcare System Views Previvors,” Jenny Wickoff, October 31, 2017, Huffington Post

3 Lessons From An Alarming Case of Mistaken Cancer Gene Test Results and Surgery, October 29, 2017, Forbes

Partner Spotlight: FORCE, October 20, 2017, CDC’s Cancer Prevention Works

I ABSOLUTELY FEEL FORTUNATE – Summerville Woman Took Proactive Steps After Breast Cancer Test, October 18, 2017, The Summerville Journal Scene

Like Angelina Jolie, Jupiter Mom had Surgeries to Avoid Deadly Cancer, October 17, 2017, Palm Beach Post

Genetic Counselors Struggle with Anthem Prior Authorization Program, Increasing Denials, October 16, 2017, Genome Web

Breast Reconstruction Surgeon Dr. Constance M. Chen Launches a Decorate-a-Bra Campaign for Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, October 15, 2017, Life Plus Health

WNY Group Confronts Cancer Fears That Hang Over Families, October 13, 2017, Buffalo News

Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Brave Hard Choices, October 12, 2017, Chelsea Now

Reluctance to Learn Genetic Risk for Cancer Grows With Affordable Care Act Repeal Fears, October 05, 2017, Genome Web

These Moms Have the BRCA Gene Mutation. Here’s How It Affects Their Parenting, September 29, 2017, The Washington Post

Genetic Testing for Cancer: Beyond BRCA, September 27, 2017, Huffington Post

Comedian Caitlin Brodnick Shares Cancer Prevention Story in New Memoir, September 12, 2017, AM New York

New Law Could Help Texas Women Afford 3-D Mammograms, July 01, 2017, Dallas News

Safe Under The ACA, Patients With Preexisting Conditions Now Fear Bias, June 29, 2017, Kaiser Health News

Consider Timing and Presentation When Telling Kids About Familial Predisposition to Cancer, June 11, 2017, CURE Today

Pairing PARP Inhibitors With Other Drug Types the Next Frontier for BRCA-Mutated Ovarian Cancers, June 11, 2017, CURE Today

Understanding Mastectomy and Reconstruction Options Can Ease Difficult Decisions, June 10, 2017, CURE Today

Less Invasive Techniques Gaining Traction in Ovarian Cancer Prevention, June 10, 2017, CURE Today

Being a FORCE in Hereditary Cancers for 18 Years: An Interview with Executive Director Sue Friedman, June 09, 2017, CURE Today

Ethical Dilemmas Arise from Genetic Testing for Cancer, June 09, 2017, Cure Today

All in the Family: Discussing Screenings and Preventative Surgery for Inherited Cancers, May 26, 2017, CURE Today

Cancer Drug Trial Volunteer Will Never Know Which Treatment She Got, May 06, 2017, The Journal News

Problems for Previvors, May 03, 2017, TMC News

Ending a Dry Spell of Years Without Treatment for Ovarian Cancer, April 26, 2017, Cure Magazine

Preventing Hereditary Cancer With FORCE, April 19, 2017, WUSA9 Great Day Washington

Life-Saving Tips to Prevent Cancer, April 19, 2017, WUSA9 Great Day Washington

Working Out to Prevent Cancer, April 19, 2017, WUSA9 Great Day Washington

All in the Family: Discussing Screenings and Preventative Surgery for Inherited Cancers, April 17, 2017, CURE Today

Uncertainty Around New Health-Care Law Could Affect Those at Risk for Breast Cancer, March 15, 2017, Uncertainty Around New Health-Care Law Could Affect Those at Risk for Breast Cancer

Critics Say A Republican Bill Would Open The Door to Genetic Discrimination, March 10, 2017, BuzzFeed

California Cancer Rates Dropped During The Recession. That’s Not Necessarily A Good Thing, March 01, 2017, California Healthline

“Angelina Jolie Effect”: What Should I Know About Hereditary Cancer and Testing?,, January 18, 2017, National Society of Genetic Counselors

For BRCA Breast Cancer Survivor, Turning 40 Means More Than a Mammogram, January 10, 2017, Philly.com


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