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JScreen announces new national cancer genetic screening program

Screen, the Jewish genetic screening national public health initiative based out of Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Human Genetics, launched a new national cancer genetic screening program to test for BRCA and 60 other cancer genes in order to help with prevention and early detection of many common cancers (breast, ovarian, prostate, melanoma, etc).  The robust cancer testing panel includes genes that are actionable, meaning there is something that can be done to help prevent cancer if a person tests positive. Importantly, licensed genetic counselors provide information via phone or secure video conferencing to ensure that people understand their results. This cancer program offers highly accurate testing that uses state-of-the-art genetic sequencing technology. For more information visit jscreen.org.

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