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Myriadians are passionate about saving and improving the lives of patients worldwide with our breakthrough molecular diagnostic tests. That commitment extends beyond the office and is why so many of our employees actively give back to their communities. Each October, we participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk , which…

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I have always felt lucky. My husband and I met in college when I was just 18 and were married shortly after graduation. We have an incredible relationship, a strong marriage and both of us come from loving families. We also have two wonderful daughters, and I enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. We have an…

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As I looked at the pathology report bearing my name and the words “poorly differentiated ductal carcinoma of the left breast,” feelings of overwhelming dread set in, along with nausea. “Well Michelle, as always, you do it up big,” said my healthcare professional. “Your cancer is the worst, most aggressive kind.” He explained that poorly…

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  To date Myriadians across the country have successfully walked, fundraised and educated colon, ovarian, and breast cancer survivors and caregivers in 7 NOCC Walks to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, 1 Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) Undy 5000 and 1 Bright Pink FabFest. For all nine events a total of $10,680 has been raised…

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This past September Team Myriad joined more than 500 women for Bright Pink’s annual health and wellness event, FabFest 2013. The event was co-hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Lindsey Avner, and led by Chicago’s top fitness professionals. This action-packed day pushed individuals to challenge themselves physically and inspired everyone to make lifestyle changes to proactively…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again Myriad Genetics, Inc. is proud to be joining efforts with the American Cancer Society to support Making Strides against Breast Cancer. Mark your calendar and join us at this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk scheduled for Saturday October 12, 2013 from 8:00am to 1:00pm…

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Not many of us can look at a genetic code and be inspired to create artwork from it. For most people a DNA sequence looks like a jumble of letters, wavelengths and bright colors. Max Nanis, however, is not “most people.” Max has married his artistic and scientific backgrounds into a project that he is…

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“When I was in high school, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 42. She had a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation. Every year since then, I would get that twinge of nervousness when she had her yearly mammogram…but the more years that went on, it would get a little easier because I had…

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There are limited recommendations on this topic.1 The following summarizes the literature, however, a clinician’s judgment will also be based on the patient’s age, co-morbidities and individual circumstances. Management after risk-reducing mastectomy Prophylactic mastectomy reduces the risk of breast cancer in BRCA carriers by about 90%,2

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The Preventive Care marketing team had the opportunity to attend the ACOG District II show in New York a few weeks ago. This year Myriad had a presentation about Incorporating Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment into healthcare professionals’ practices.  Dr. Frieder from California attended and spoke along with one of our patients, Cynthia Kimball.  Cynthia was…

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Myriad Genetics is being featured in the November edition of Forbes Magazine! Read the article online HERE and grab a copy when it hits newsstands on November 5th  — Natalie VavrasekInteractive Associate Product Manager

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On September 28th, 2012 Myriad partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) to educate breast cancer survivors at the Annual LBBC Conference about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome. In a very casual setting atop the 33rd floor of the Loews Hotel in downtown Philadelphia, Cynthia Kimball – patient advocate and breast cancer survivor and Jill…

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This past Saturday, October 13th, 2012, Myriad employees took to the pavement in the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Salt Lake City, UT. Team Myriad, comprised of several employees, friends and vendors, raised nearly $8,000! Myriad Genetics, Inc. matched the donation bringing the grand total to $15,392 which made Team…

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We would like to take a few Mondays each month to introduce you to some of our shining star employees here at Myriad Genetics. These employees exemplify what it means to be a Myridian. Their efforts at the office and in the community are what Myriad stands for! Our first spotlight is on Colleen Walch, a Patient…

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This BRCA2 positive patient has had a mastectomy and prostatectomy. Yes, you read that correctly. Meet Robert, a male HBOC carrier and breast cancer survivor!  I am 53 years old and yes, a breast cancer survivor!. I raised two sons as a single dad and have two grandchildren, with a third on the way. One…

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Leslie had everything planned for her upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Her Christmas shopping lists were in order, and she was ready to host the rehearsal party for her son’s December 28th wedding. What she wasn’t ready for, was the unexpected arrival of cancer. In the 1970s I lost both of my parents to cancer. They were…

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Today was an inspirational day here at Myriad.  We had two amazing speakers on hand to discuss their organizations, David Barley, CEO of National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, (NOCC) as well as a representative from Bright Pink.  It was very powerful to hear about all the amazing advocacy work each organization is doing.  (Pictured Above: David Barley,…

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September 26, 2012 is National Previvor Day. At Myriad, we believe knowledge is power, and Previvors embody this sentiment. A Previvor refers to an individual who carries a strong predisposition to cancer but has not developed cancer. These individuals proactively sought out knowledge to determine if they inherited a gene mutation by having genetic testing…

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In 2010, Congress passed a resolution declaring the last week of September as National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Week (September 23–30, 2012) and the last Wednesday of the month as National Previvor Day (September 26, 2012). THE BRAC CHALLENGE During HBOC Week, Myriad will donate to Bright Pink, NOCC (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition),…

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