Cristi Radford, MS, CGC

Authored Items

RECQL and Breast Cancer Risk

April 2016, Vol. 5, No. 3 - Genetic Counseling

The number of genes associated with breast cancer risk continues to increase. Recently, through whole exome sequencing, 2 groups of researchers have demonstrated that mutations in RECQL increase the risk of breast cancer.1 The first paper, by Cybulski and colleagues, was published online in Nature Genetics in April 2015, and [ Read More ]

Inherited Prostate Cancer

February 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1 - Genetic Counseling

Prostate cancer is the most common nondermatologic cancer in males in the United States. Incidence and mortality rates vary significantly between countries. In the United States, the lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer is approximately 1 in 7, with an incidence similar to that of breast cancer. In 2015, it [ Read More ]

New Data Suggest Clinicians Should Consider Genetic Counseling and BRCA1/2 Testing for Any Patient with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

October 2015, Vol. 4, No. 5 - Genetic Counseling

Pancreatic cancer represents 3% of new cancer cases each year, with the average age of diagnosis being 71 years.1 The most common type of pancreatic cancer is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), which originates from exocrine cells. Although pancreatic cancer accounts for a small percentage of cancers each year, its survival [ Read More ]

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