Friday, July 27, 2012

Yale Cancer Genetic Counselors Speak with "Yale Cancer Center Answers" - Airing this Sunday Night

Please tune in this Sunday July 29, 2012 to the weekly Yale Cancer Center Answers radio show which will feature our own Ellen Matloff, MS, CGC and Karina Brierley, CGC discussing their recent publication “Adverse Events in Cancer Genetic Testing: Medical, Ethical, Legal and Financial Implications”. This publication presents a national series of cases illustrating errors resulting from cancer genetic counseling and testing performed by clinicians without specialization in genetics and the resulting impact on medical liability, health care costs, the patients and their families.

This show will air Sunday July 29, 2012 at 6pm on WNPR (90.5 FM Hartford/New Haven, 89.1 FM Norwich/New London, 88.5 FM Stamford/Greenwich, 91.3 FM Southampton, NY, 99.5 FM Storrs, WECS 90.1 FM Willimantic, WVOF 88.5FM Fairfield). You can also tune in live online at and find archives of the programs after they are broadcast at

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Westbrook Beach Jam for Breast Cancer September 1st

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"Closer to Free" Bike Ride September 8, 2012

Click on the above link to learn more about Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center's Closer to Free Bike Ride. Smilow is Southern New England’s premiere cancer hospital and the Ride is our signature fundraising event. Riders and volunteers are passionate about Smilow and the incredible work that’s done there every day.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BRCA patents

Oral arguments for the suit to overturn the BRCA patents were heard last Friday. A decision is expected in 2-3 months. A recording of the arguments can be found at the following link: Read more!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Twin Sisters

"Today" posted a follow-up video to the twin sisters, who were diagnosed with breast cancer and a BRCA mutation, who search out their biological relatives after being adopted years before. Read more!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Twin sister reach out to relatives

An amazing story of twin sisters who developed breast cancer, learned that they carried a BRCA mutation and searched for their biological relatives after being adopted as young children.

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