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Shortly after I was born, my father was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and he passed away when he was just 29 years old.  Losing my dad when I was so young is what ultimately led me to becoming a cancer genetic counselor focusing on cancer prevention…which begins with knowing your family history. I came to…

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At Myriad, we are committed to defeating breast cancer and we know that decisions matter when it comes to breast cancer. We have several genetic tests that can help women with breast cancer, but can also help others with preventing breast cancer. Currently, myRisk now with riskScore, EndoPredict, BRACAnalysis CDx, and myChoice HRD are genetic…

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When diagnosed with prostate cancer, genetic precision can guide decisions between patients and their doctors. Click below to learn more and download this infographic. Learn how a hereditary cancer risk assessment is an important option for prostate cancer patients during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  

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At Myriad Genetics with our privacy policy, we believe that patients should have access to their protected health information, including their genetic test results.  We believe that access to such genetic information enables the patient to make more informed and educated healthcare decisions.  To make it easier for patients to access their own genetic information,…

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Myriad Genetics was proud to support Project BioEYES and help deliver STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education to K-12 students throughout the Salt Lake City school district during the 2016-17 academic school year.  The local BioEYES program, which is led by the University of Utah’s Dr. Judith Neugebauer and John Anderson, taught more than…

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June is Men’s Health Month and it’s important to help generate awareness on education for early detection of Men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Men, not including skin cancer. 1 of 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.  To help promote prostate cancer awareness, Myriad Genetics interviewed…

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Ronni Story GeneSight

“I just could not get out of bed, no matter how hard I tried.”   Years ago, before taking the GeneSight test, Ronni went through a very traumatic experience in her life which resulted in an acute case of depression. Her depression was so severe, she could not get out of bed in the morning…

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What is GeneSight? GeneSight Psychotropic is a laboratory developed genetic test that looks at many of the genes involved when your body processes certain types of medicines.  It is the only genetic test that provides this combined view to help your healthcare provider know which medicines may be a match for your genes. GeneSight gives…

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Extracting your own DNA

Extract your own DNA at home! DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary information in humans and most other plants and animals.  Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA.  It is made up of four chemical bases called adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). Human DNA consists of…

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