Navigation Links
Health of entire families at risk through under-use of genetic testing
Date:6/7/2013

Paris, France: A new study of the use of genetic testing for cancer-causing mutations in affected families in France has found that its take-up is very low. Professor Pascal Pujol, Head of the Cancer Genetics Department, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France will tell the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics tomorrow (Sunday) that analysis of data from the French National Cancer Institute covering the years 2003 to 2011 showed that, although there had been a steady increase in tests performed for the breast and ovarian cancer-causing mutations BRCA1 and BRCA2, this was not the case with the MMR mutation, implicated in Lynch syndrome (a form of colorectal cancer). Only a third of relatives of individuals with either mutation underwent genetic testing themselves.

"Given that such testing can provide many options to enable individuals to manage their cancer risk, it is vital to encourage awareness and acceptance among both the public and medical professionals", he will say. "For example, removal of the ovaries in women over 40 years old who carry a BRCA mutation decreases their overall cancer mortality by 20% and prophylactic mastectomy can reduce the chances of breast cancer in women carrying such a mutation by around 90%. Those who are unwilling to undergo prophylactic surgery can benefit from increased surveillance, with regular MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. For familial colon cancer, screening by colonoscopy has been shown to decrease mortality. It is therefore regrettable that so few people seem to be aware of the benefits of genetic testing in families with a history of breast, ovarian, or colorectal cancer."

Professor Pujol and colleagues from cancer centres across France analysed 240134 consultations and 134652 genetic tests from patients referred for a predisposition to breast or colorectal cancer. They found a substantial increase in tests for BRCA1/2 from 2095 a year in 2003 to 7393 in 2011
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Rice
mary.rice@riceconseil.eu
European Society of Human Genetics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
2. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
3. Weill Cornell Medical College establishes Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
4. Esophageal Cancer Surgery Can Leave Lingering Health Problems, Study Says
5. Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors Health: Study
6. Supporting LGB children may influence their long-term health, BU study finds
7. U.S. Spends Too Little on Public Health Initiatives: Report
8. Optimal care of bariatric surgery patients vital for long-term health and well-being
9. Timing pregnancy an important health concern for women
10. Unique approach needed to accurately assess health of young adult cancer survivors
11. Social ties have mixed impact on encouraging healthy behaviors in low-income areas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 13, 2014 Recently, Fadhits.com, a well-known ... of elegant long graduation dresses to its product ... for its loyal clients. It wants to bring more benefits ... are now offered at discounted prices, up to 72% off. ... is always working hard. Its online shop is a good ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... steady growth over the past five years, buoyed by ... agricultural sector's supply management system. “Eggs are a relatively ... result, per capita egg consumption generally grows in line ... Industry Analyst Will McKitterick. Furthermore, demand for new specialty ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 Fresh off their respective ... will meet on September 5th at Sun Life Stadium ... to see some of the brightest stars in the world ... in Miami will be treated to some of the best ... currently ranked as the third best team in the world ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... The report, "Phthalic Anhydride and Derivatives ... Application & Geography – Trends & Forecast to 2018," ... forecasting of market volume and value. The report also ... The market of phthalic anhydride is projected to grow ... million by 2018, with a CAGR of 5.24% from ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... The "North American Interventional ... by Angioplasty Balloon (Plain/Old, Cutting), Stent ... Filter (Retrievable), Endovascular Stent Graft - ... the major market drivers, restraints, and ... , Browse 108 market data tables ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Collection of Long Graduation Dresses Revealed by Fadhits.com 2Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets Sun Life Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Friendly Match Between Colombia and Brazil 2Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets Sun Life Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Friendly Match Between Colombia and Brazil 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... , , ... cell volume measurement in the flexographic printing industry, will be ... is a highly versatile, lightweight instrument that is extremely accurate ... The MicroDynamics QC line of inspection microscopes have a reputation ...
... U.S. survey of Internet players finds , TUESDAY, Aug. ... not the stereotypical adolescent locked to a computer screen ... survey, are 35-year-old adults, many of whom are overweight, ... findings also show that the health consequences of video ...
... of Health have found that the activity of a protein ... brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In a move toward ... block this activity and reduce the spreading of GBM cells ... form of brain cancer, with about half of patients expected ...
... specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial ... enter the brain, initiating the deadly infection known as ... improved vaccines to protect those most vulnerable, including young ... the Journal of Experimental Medicine . "Streptococcus ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) www.htdsmedical.com ... report that its clinical trial is currently being processed. The ... 60 days). The company expects the manufacturing license will be ... (referred to as "swine flu" early on) is a new ...
... , Hospitals, Physicians Work Together ... PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 18 Twelve New Jersey hospitals and ... test an innovative new incentive method that aims to reduce healthcare ... The three-year trial program could serve as a basis to overhaul ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Video Gamers Older Than You Think 2Health News:Video Gamers Older Than You Think 3Health News:Video Gamers Older Than You Think 4Health News:NIH researchers identify key factor that stimulates brain cancer cells to spread 2Health News:NIH researchers identify key factor that stimulates brain cancer cells to spread 3Health News:How meningitis bacteria attack the brain 2Health News:How meningitis bacteria attack the brain 3Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) H1N1 Swine Flu Clinical Trial 2Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) H1N1 Swine Flu Clinical Trial 3Health News:Medicare Picks N.J. to Test Innovative Incentive System 2Health News:Medicare Picks N.J. to Test Innovative Incentive System 3Health News:Medicare Picks N.J. to Test Innovative Incentive System 4
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tjlw9k/immunoprotein ) has ... Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to ... is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The ... according to immunoprotein types which include immunoglobulins, complement ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") today ... end the option held by Biotie to purchase Neurelis, ... of NRL-1 (intranasal diazepam) for pediatric and adult epilepsy ... the past year, Biotie has advanced the development program ... the pivotal clinical work required for NDA submission to ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ... Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million ... care for patients with complex cancer. ... unique model developed at UH to enhance care for ... demonstrated need for high health care utilization.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4
... Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a technology-enabled national radiology practice, ... solution, has been selected by Abbeville Area Medical ... South Carolina. AAMC selected vRad,s ... on-premise PACS that was developed by radiologists for ...
... NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2011 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0693503/Medical-Devices---Asia.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Diagnostics This ... from the following Asian countries: Azerbaijan, China, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:vRad Selected by Abbeville Area Medical Center for PACS Replacement 2vRad Selected by Abbeville Area Medical Center for PACS Replacement 3Medical Devices - Asia 2
... The AquaFlow™ Collagen Glaucoma Drainage Device ... sclerectomy procedure has been proven to ... both the complications often associated with ... for medications. As a result, patient ...
... Cruise Control is a ... as a filter between ... aspiration tubing that captures ... safety and efficiency of ...
... Xpress is an innovative, stat analyzer that ... with on-board co-oximetry and integrated data management ... tests include pH, PCO 2 , PO ... hemoglobin, sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, ionized ...
... last 25 years, Bio-logic has demonstrated continuous ... that introduced the first Digital EEG system ... to you! Ceegraph VISION is the first ... expanded to integrate all your EEG needs: ...
Medicine Products: