Raising Awareness about Breast Cancer

October 16, 2020
This time last year, pre-pandemic, 23andMe brought together a panel of inspiring women to raise awareness about breast cancer.The message was clear. Knowledge — about risks, treatments, and the resources...
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23andMe Alerted Me to My BRCA1 Variant

December 06, 2019
Using 23andMe Jessica learned she carries a BRCA1 variant that puts her at risk for breast or ovarian cancer a risk she wouldn't have learned of otherwise. Like many other women with a similar risk, she slipped through the cracks for traditional screening because she didn't meet the current criteria.
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Learn Something New for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 03, 2019
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to shed some light on something you might not know. Studies suggest that more than half of individuals with a cancer-related variant in...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 02, 2018
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to draw attention and support for the importance of early detection and treatment of this disease. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness...
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23andMe’s New BRCA1/BRCA2 Report

April 11, 2018
23andMe's new BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) report looks at three variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes associated with an increased risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. These three variants are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, but having one of these variants carries serious risk no matter your ancestry.
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A Major Milestone in Consumer Health Empowerment

March 06, 2018
23andMe received the first-ever FDA authorization for a direct-to-consumer genetic test for cancer risk for its BRCA1/BRCA2 report. The report covers three variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes associated with increased risk for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer.
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New genetic variants found to influence puberty timing and cancer risk

April 27, 2017
In the largest study of its kind researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified more than 380 genetic variants associated with the timing of puberty in men and women. The...
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Needed Diversity in Research

January 07, 2016
It’s been a perennial problem –biomedical research that largely leaves behind women and people with non-European ancestry. A newly published study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco...
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New Studies On Breast Cancer Risk

June 17, 2014
Two new studies done by researchers in France and the United States connect the dots between the number of moles women have and their risk for developing breast cancer. Published...
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More Diversity Needed in Genetic Research

August 20, 2013
By Anne Pinckard The high rates of type 2 diabetes in some minority communities as well as the rates for prostate cancer among African American men are a good illustration...
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