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Join NPR's David Ewing Duncan, Author Jessica Queller and a Panel of Medical and Legal Experts in a 90-Minute Webcast on Genetic Testing, Genomic Medicine and Breast & Ovarian Cancer
Date:5/19/2008

GREENWICH, Conn., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix Health, the first U.S. stand-alone genomic medicine practice, is hosting a 90-minute webcast this Wednesday, May 21, 2008 from 1:00-2:30 PM EDT examining:
How Genomic Medicine Is Changing the Management of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

To register, point your browser here http://event.netbriefings.com/event/helixhealth/register.html .

Every hour, 150 people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. There is a growing number of people who are not willing to wait for that diagnosis. They are undergoing genetic testing to discover, and to know what they must do to manage these risks... personalized medicine for effective heath care management.

Topics:

What should a doctor and patient do when a patient tests positive?

What is the risk in taking a "wait and see" approach?

Are there alternatives to radical surgery?

What are potential tort issues in predictive genetic testing and medical

uses of genetic tests?

Panel:

Steven A.R. Murphy, MD - Clinical Genetics Fellow at Yale School of

Medicine, and Helix Health's Managing Partner will moderate the panel.

Barbara A. Ward, MD - Director, The Breast Center of Greenwich Hospital;

principal investigator of the STAR Trial

http://www.ynhh.org/healthlink/cancer/cancer_7_99.html; surgical

oncologist affiliated with Yale-New Haven Health System.

Jessica Queller - author of Pretty Is What Changes; television writer for

Felicity, The Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill. Writer/producer on Gossip

Girl.

Jennifer Ibrahim, MD - clinical geneticist specializing in preconception

genetics as well as familial cancer syndromes.

David Ewing Duncan - bestsel
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