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Metastatic Prostate Cancer Needs Genetic Testing; Here's Why

Germline genetic testing should be offered to men with metastatic prostate cancer, regardless of age or family history, say the authors of a new study. 643 more words


The genesis of us: a genome unraveled

Science writer Carl Zimmer had his entire genome sequenced and analyzed. In a special feature series in Stat News, he reports on his intriguing dive into the genes that make up the person he is.

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Inside Out

Family Planning

My first real experience with family planning and Huntington’s disease was at the national Huntington’s disease Society convention in Orlando in 2000 the year after my mom was diagnosed.  6,429 more words

Genetic Testing

Month 68 - Waiting for the Next PSA Test

This will be a short post this month—my brain has been prostate cancer-ed out after the last few months and needs a respite for a few weeks before I buckle in for the roller coaster ride that is the next PSA test. 153 more words

Prostate Cancer

Leading researchers recommend major change in prostate cancer treatment


Leading American and British cancer researchers are urging that all men with advanced prostate cancer strongly consider being tested for inherited gene mutations — both to help steer their treatment and to alert family members who themselves might be at increased risk for a range of cancers. 58 more words

Non-Celebrity Endorsed PSA

Just an average Josie-Shmosie here with no money to make and an unrecognizable face…

Twenty-two months ago I found 2 lumps while doing a routine breast self exam. 441 more words