Genetic testing for breast cancer

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October 17, 2012, 8:48 am

(NECN) - October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while most breast cancer cases are not related to genetics or family history, many patients can now be tested to determine whether they carry inherited forms of cancer.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program is offering advanced genetic tests to determine individuals' risk for inherited cancers.

Dr. Judy Garber, Director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the latest research and developments in genetic testing.

Learn more here.

NPR interview with Dr. Garber.

Tags: cancer, breast cancer , health, breast cancer awareness month, Dana-Farber, Dr. Judy Garber, The Monring Show
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