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Genetic Predictor Of Breast Cancer

A new study finds that if specific brca1/2 gene mutations are anywhere in your family, you have an increased risk of breast cancer.


WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13:  People walk out of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in the Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics case that human genes can not be patented, but ruled synthetically produced genetic material can be patented.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Geneticist Celebrates Court Ruling That Genes Cannot Be Patented

A University of Pennsylvania geneticist is hailing today’s Supreme Court ruling that says naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented.


(Sandy Cohen, with her twins Emmie and Sam, in family photo.)

Montco Mom Says Angelina Jolie’s Decision Was Hers, Too

Sandy Cohen of Lafayette Hill, Pa., says she never regretted her decision to get preventive mastectomies — both for herself and her children.


Breast Cancer

Understanding Genetics May Help Breast Cancer Treatments

There are many potential genetic links to diseases like breast cancer and, the more we understand about them the more we are able to develop effective treatments.


Breast Cancer

New Report Says Breast Cancer Could Occur At Younger Ages

It is a disturbing new report suggesting that if a woman develops BRCA-related breast cancer or ovarian cancer at a certain age, female relatives in the next generation could develop the disease nearly eight years earlier.


Ovarian Cancer

Promising Genetic Research About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the most frustrating forms of cancer because it is often detected so late in the process but a new genetic study holds promise for earlier detection.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2010