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Genetics of Cancer

Genetic Testing


Gynecologic Cancer Education: Genetics & Ovarian Cancer

Mayo Clinic, Published Jun. 2018

“In May 2018, Mayo Clinic hosted a gynecologic cancer education course for ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers. Genetic counselor Jennifer Kemmppainen presented information on the familial and genetic impacts of ovarian cancer as well as other conditions.”


Genetic Testing for the BRCA Gene – Being Jewish and Breast Cancer Risk

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Published Apr. 2017

“Genetic testing for the BRCA gene has led Melissa to aggressively take action to prevent her of developing breast cancer..”

Doctor explains BRCA1 & BRCA2 genetic testing for inherited breast and ovarian cancer...

Doctor O'Donovan. Published Jul. 2022

"In this video Doctor O'Donovan explains the BRCA1&2 genetic test."


Inherited Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors


FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)

FORCE is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer:

Visit the FORCE YouTube channel for educational videos about BRCA and HBOC.


BRCA Gene Mutation Facts and Statistics

MySupport360 Hereditary Cancer, Published Jan. 2010

“A brief animation provides a clinical explanation of BRCA genes in terms that are easy to understand, along with important facts about the mutations in relation to cancer and the statistics about the risk of development.”


Risk Factors for Developing Ovarian Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering, Jul. 2011

“MSKCC gynecologic cancer experts describe risk factors for ovarian cancer, such as inheriting the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.”


BRCA Gene and Ovarian Cancer

Lee Health, Published Aug. 2015

“With knowledge comes power. Detecting the BRCA gene mutation is the first step towards preventing future cancers.”

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