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St. Mary's Medical Center: Breast cancer and genetic testing

A prominent scientist in the field of breast cancer research has started a new debate about when women should get tested for their genetic possibility of breast cancer. Geneticist Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, who identified the first ... [Published Independence Examiner - 2 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Pretty in Pink

By now, you’ve probably noticed there’s something a little different about today’s edition of the Cherokee County Herald.This is the third time that we’ve started the month of October by printing the newspaper on pink paper to honor the women and men ... [Published Cherokee County Herald - 1 hour ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Myriad set for another round

On Monday October 6th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will entertain oral argument in another case involving Myriad’s BRCA1/BRCA2 diagnostic tests. In re BRCA1- and BRCA2- Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation, Case Nos. 14-1361, ... [Published Lexology - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Celebrity culture help raise health awareness

GOING PUBLIC: Angelina Jolie’s plight has helped save livesTHERE is no doubt that “big names” can play a significant role in raising awareness of health issues. Whatever your views on celebrity culture, it has a profound ability to change our understanding ... [Published Herald Live - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Doctor's Orders: Ovarian cancer and genetic testing

Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer in women. Unfortunately, of the 25,000 women who will develop ovarian cancer this year, more than half will die from their disease.Imperfect screening tests and the frequent lack of obvious symptoms ... [Published Sanford Herald - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 2 reports

Angelina Jolie's bravery sees 63% increase in Mersey breast cancer screening

The ‘Angelina Jolie effect’ has seen the number of women going for breast cancer tests at Liverpool Women’s Hospital soar.Since the Hollywood star announced she was having a preventative double mastectomy, the hospital has seen a massive 63% increase ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Explainer: cancer gene legal case a win for corporate medicine or common sense?

This month the Federal Court decided that private companies have the right to control human genes in an important test case. A sensible win for private investment in research or a scary corporatisation of our shared genes? Jane Lyons sequences the debate. ... [Published Daily Liberal - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 2 reports

BRCA Gene Mutations Linked to Salivary Gland Cancer

The genetic mutations that put people at high risk for breast cancer may also be linked with an increased risk of salivary gland cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed information from 187 people with breast cancer who had mutations in the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Here’s to the geneticist who helped map the first breast cancer gene

You probably don’t recognise the name Mary-Claire King, but I’m willing to bet you know this extraordinary woman’s work. King, a professor at the University of Washington, did her PhD with Allan Wilson in evolutionary genetics, and together they were ... [Published Irish Times - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Most breast cancer patients don’t regret preventative mastectomies

Most women with cancer who have had a double mastectomy don’t regret the decision in the long term, a new study reveals.Mayo Clinic researchers surveyed 583 female cancer patients who underwent the surgery from 1960 to 1993. Their study, published in ... [Published FOXNews.com - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 2 reports

Full Federal Court confirms isolated genetic material is patentable in Australia

In D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115, an expanded bench of five judges of the Full Federal Court of Australia has unanimously upheld Justice Nicholas' decision in Cancer Voices Australia v Myriad Genetics Inc [2013] FCA 65, confirming that ... [Published JD Supra - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 2 reports

Celebrity impact on UK familial breast cancer referrals

New research shows that referrals to geneticbreast cancer clinics have more than doubled in the UK in the last year.The data reveals what is alreadyknown as the ‘Jolie effect’ after actress Angelina Jolie revealed in May 2013that she had inherited a high-risk ... [Published PHG Foundation - Sep 23 2014]

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...than germline blood testing alone," said Melinda Yates, Ph D , of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and a study investigator. "The logical path forward is to use tumor testing to identify the greatest number of patients with BRCA 1/2 mutations."
She added: "Personal assessments can be arranged by referral to a local family history breast clinic or to the clinical genetics department at Liverpool Women’s. Individualised risk assessments will then be carried out and options for screening and or treatment discussed. The service supports women to make informed decisions about their own personal risk that meet their own personal needs."
...BRCA mutations who may benefit from rucaparib therapy with the ARIEL2 study," said Patrick J Mahaffy, President and CEO of Clovis Oncology. "And we look forward to sharing the first clinical outcome data at the ENA Symposium in November, which were accepted for an oral plenary session. We believe we are the only company seeking to prospectively demonstrate a PARP inhibitor's activity in a molecularly-selected ovarian cancer population beyond germline BRCA mutations, and this may have the potential to meaningfully differentiate rucaparib."
The new study "resulted in a significant observation that we believe, when considered alongside other similarities between salivary glands and breast tissue, warrants further investigation into the nature of a possible linkage between … BRCA mutations and salivary gland cancer" the researchers, from Ohio State University College of Medicine, wrote in the Sept. 25 issue of the journal JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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For October, here are 31 facts (one a day) abou... [Published City of Hope - 1 hour ago]
Pretty in Pink [Published Cherokee County Herald - 1 hour ago]
St. Mary's Medical Center: Breast cancer and ge... [Published Independence Examiner - 2 hours ago]
Survival Outcomes After Contralateral Prophylac... [Published General Medicine eJournal - 10 hours ago]
Ovarian cancer has few symptoms [Published St. George Spectrum - 16 hours ago]
Myriad set for another round [Published Lexology - 21 hours ago]
Celebrity culture help raise health awareness [Published Herald Live - Sep 29 2014]
Myriad Presents Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx(TM) Stud... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 29 2014]
Myriad Presents Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx(TM) Stud... [Published CBS Detroit - Sep 29 2014]
Doctor's Orders: Ovarian cancer and genetic tes... [Published Sanford Herald - Sep 29 2014]
One million women denied the 7p breast cancer d... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 28 2014]
Angelina Jolie's bravery sees 63% increase in M... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 28 2014]
Angelina Jolie's bravery sees 63% increase in M... [Published Liverpool Echo - Sep 28 2014]
Data from Ongoing Phase 2 Studies of Rucaparib ... [Published Scottrade - Sep 28 2014]
Explainer: cancer gene legal case a win for cor... [Published Daily Liberal - Sep 27 2014]
BRCA Gene Mutations Linked to Salivary Gland Ca... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 27 2014]
BRCA Gene Mutations Linked to Salivary Gland Ca... [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 26 2014]
Young Ovarian Cancer Patient Receives Help at U... [Published Newswise - Sep 26 2014]
Many Women Unaware of Risks of Developing Ovari... [Published Nutrition Review - Sep 26 2014]
Isolated genetic material remains patentable in... [Published Lexology - Sep 26 2014]
Elise Worthington: life after a double preventa... [Published ABC Online - Sep 26 2014]
How the ends of chromosomes are maintained for ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Sep 25 2014]
Study Findings on Science Are Outlined in Repor... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Sep 25 2014]
How the ends of chromosomes are maintained for ... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 25 2014]
The 'Angelina Jolie Effect': Mastectomy Revelat... [Published Huffington Post UK - Sep 25 2014]
Investigators from Thomas Jefferson University ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 25 2014]
Here’s to the geneticist who helped map the fir... [Published Irish Times - Sep 25 2014]
BRCA And Beyond At Shaare Zedek [Published Jewish Week - Sep 25 2014]
Most breast cancer patients don’t regret preven... [Published FOXNews.com - Sep 24 2014]
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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2? [Published MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for ph ... - Sep 12 2014]
(MedPage Today) -- A 2014 Lasker Award winner is calling for all women to be screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, following a study showing that many women carry such mutations despite having no family history of breast or ovarian cancer. ...
Australian Court Disagrees With US: Claim Genes... [Published Techdirt - Sep 09 2014]
Last year, the Supreme Court made an important ruling in the Myriad Genetics case, effectively saying that genes aren't patentable , even if you can separate them out from the rest of a strand of DNA. Myriad Genetics had isolated two key genes related ...
Australia: Myriad Gene Patents Look Good [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 07 2014]
Guest post by Ben McEniery.  McEniery is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Queensland University of Technology and a Barrister who specialises in Intellectual Property Law matters. On Friday the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in  D’Arcy ...
Australian gene-patent case dismissed [Published nature.com blogs - Sep 05 2014]
Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staff An Australian federal court has thrown out an lawsuit challenging a patent on the cancer-associated gene BRCA1. The decision, issued 5 September, is the latest setback for patient advocates who argue that ...
The ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’: More Women Now Con... [Published Think Progress - Sep 05 2014]
This March 8, 2012 file photo shows actress Angelina Jolie at the Women in the World Summit in New York. Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast ...
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