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What advancements have been made in pre-implantatin genetic testing of embryos or genetic testing during pregnancy? Our guest to talk about the Latest Developments in Genetic Testing if Dr. Mark Evans, medical director at Comprehensive Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Evans is President of the Fetal Medicine Foundation of America, President of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society Foundation, and Past President of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and has won multiple national research awards including the President's award for achievement by the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. PGS, PGD, miscarriage prevention, treatment of miscarriage, infertility treatment, fertility treatment, IVF, in vitro fertilization, in vitro,
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In the United States, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women around the world and second leading cause of death after heart disease. Although men have a lower risk, an estimated 2,150 men are diagnosed every year. Risk factors for getting the disease can be genetic or environmental or both, however it is important to note that 60 to 70% of people with breast cancer have no connection to these risk factors at all and some with risk factors may never develop the cancer.
Today our host sits down with Nurse Practitioner, Patricia Moore, who co-authored the article Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 alongside Dr. Cathy Kessenich and Kathryn Bacher.
Patricia Moore MSN ARNP
Patti is a Nurse Practitioner in Tampa Florida, practicing in Women's Health for the past 10 years. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tampa. Patti first became interested in Bracanalysis when she learned that 5% of the population carries the Brca 1& 2 Gene which predisposes a person up to a 44%risk for developing ovarian cancer and an 87% chance risk for developing breast cancer over a lifetime.
Since then Women’s Care Florida has tested hundreds of patients with strong family histories for the associated cancers, all of whom have been thankful to be able to stratify their risk and benefit from increased surveillance and management.
Should genetic screening become a standard part of IVF? Who should consider this option and for what reasons? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jessica Mann, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
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MedStar Health provides interesting guests for on-air interviews. This week, in follow-up of Angelina Jolie's recent surgery, Emily Kuchinsky, MS, CGC, certified genetic counselor, MedStar Cancer Network will be on air to discuss genetic counseling - what is it? who should have it and what impact might it have on one's life.
MedStar Health is a major health organization in the Maryland/D.C. area with ten hospitals and several medical facilities. Visit the website www.medstarhealth.org for specific locations.
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Lindsey Avner and Leslie Jacobs share powerful information about the impact of genetic testing in young women with increased risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer. Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Bright Pink, a national non-profit, on a mission to save lives by encouraging young women to be proactive about breast and ovarian cancer risk from a young age. Leslie is the current support ambassador for the Cincinnati Bright Pink location.
This final episode of the Nicholas Snow Live coverage of the 2015 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala brings together powerful and poignant speeches by D.A.P. CEO David Brinkman, Board Co-Chairs Barbara Keller and Jim Casey, Allan Joy, and Paul Koval, with performance by Keller's 13-year-old Graham Berger Sacks, Shoshana Bean and the cast of Live It Up! Productions.
Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) serves people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves.
Nicholas Snow (with guest co-host Kristin Johnson) is thrilled to present a seven-part comprehensive series documenting the 2015 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards held February 9th at the Palm Springs Convention Center, raising $1.3 million for direct client services at Desert AIDS Project. Special thanks to the gala producer Momentous Events for helping us secure the audio.
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