Federal regulators approved the first direct-to-consumer test for the BRCA genes, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the agency announced on Tuesday

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David Kroll writes, “In 1984, when I was a junior in college and my sister a junior in high school, my then-44-year-old mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. I would have done anything for her then, and continued to do so until she died on Dec. 9, 2017, in her bed at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, some 33 years after her initial diagnosis.”

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Allocation of research funding for cancer and COPD is not always proportional to disease burden. “We wouldn’t want the situation to be based solely on having the loudest person’s priorities being funded; we have to take care that the needs of the less vocal as well as the least well off are taken care of”, Jeremy Sugarman said. “Governments should find ways to establish fair processes of making fair and right decisions”

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The US Supreme Court has reportedly granted a temporary stay of execution to a cancer-stricken death row inmate in the state of Alabama

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No one expected the four young women to live much longer. They had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. There was no standard treatment

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Liz O’Riordan went from doctor to patient, and back again. Here’s what she learned on the way

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My grandfather was a statistician, and from a young age he taught me to always consider the odds. A pragmatic man, he couldn’t help teaching me when to hedge my bets, especially when it came to playing Uno. Unfortunately, he never could have prepared me for the odds I would face in the years to come

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CancerSEEK is a noninvasive test that can detect cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast

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