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Genetic Counseling in the News

With an increase in high-profile individuals such as Angelina Jolie making health decisions based in large part on genetic risk factors, genetic counseling is in the news more than ever.

Inova's genetic counselors can help individuals navigate through the process of evaluating, testing and providing recommendations for potentially at-risk individuals.
 

TV News Segments

Interviews with Inova genetic counseling professionals

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The importance of gene tests and family history
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Genetic counseling: Should I get tested?
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"It's giving us life; it's giving us another chance."
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Using genetic testing to prevent cancer
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Experts learn about PALB2 gene mutations
 

Blog Posts

Genetic Counseling and Cancer: Now and in the Future

by Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, CGC, certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the Cancer Genetics Program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute


Ahead of the Curve: Inova’s Commitment to Genetic Counseling

by Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, CGC, certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the Cancer Genetics Program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute


Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer: 7 Common Questions Answered

by Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the Cancer Genetics Program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute



Radio show

Genetic Counselor Tiffani DeMarco and Nurse Practitioner Rosalind Malhotra discuss frequently asked questions about genetic counseling, recommendations for genetic testing, and the importance of family history when it comes to genetic testing. Listen now


 

 

TV special: "Genomics: The Power to Predict"

 

Articles on men and cancer

The Washington Post: Leading researchers recommend major change in prostate cancer treatment

Blog post: Men and BRCA Testing: What You Need To Know
by Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, certified genetic counselor with Inova

The Washington Post: Here’s what men need to know about the Angelina Jolie ‘breast-cancer gene’
 

Book review

A review of "The Gene: An Intimate History" by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The New York Times, reviewed by James Gleick

Expert Commentary 

FDA Approves Cutting-Edge Cancer Drug from Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trial... Read More
December 6, 2018
Genetic testing & counseling helped guide this breast cancer patient’s journey... Read More
June 22, 2018
Ahead of the Curve: Inova’s Commitment to Genetic Counseling... Read More
January 5, 2017
Using genetic testing to help prevent cancer, WUSA 9, November 4, 2016... Read More
November 2, 2016
Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer: 7 Common Questions Answered... Read More
October 18, 2016
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