breast cancer

Participating in Genetic Research

August 02, 2012
Not all cancers are created equal. Ask anyone with metastatic breast cancer. For the 155,000 women in the United States living with this diagnosis, each day represents a constant fight...
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An Active Participant in Breast Cancer Research and in Life

August 01, 2012
Editors note June 2013: Suzan “Suzie” Mickey lost her battle with cancer earlier this month. An advocate for better treatments for women with metastatic breast cancer, Suzie inspired many with...
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Genetics linked to breast size and breast cancer risk

July 03, 2012
23andMe’s latest research paper, published in the journal BMC Medical Genetics, shows that genetic factors influence whether women have double As or double Ds. This might sound a bit frivolous at first but our research uncovered surprising connections between the genetics of breast size and the genetics of breast cancer.
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Cancer Touches Everyone

May 21, 2012
23andMe is passionate about fighting cancer. We recently launched a Cancer Family History survey and within two months more than 20,000 customers have answered! We're already learning some very interesting things -- read on.
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National Cancer Research Awareness Month

May 11, 2012
Cancer is not one disease, but many, and this has been one of the most challenging aspects of researching cures for cancer. 23andMe is applying its unique research platform to study cancer with research communities focused on sarcoma, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and metastatic breast cancer. Patients from all over the world can contribute directly to research and connect with others who have their disease, all while learning more about themselves.
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Gaining Perspective on Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 08, 2012
A few of us from 23andMe attended the 6th Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer two weekends ago in Philadelphia. This national conference is put on by...
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Breast Cancer Research Goes Online

March 22, 2012
Clinical trials are often conducted at major hospitals and medical centers.    As you can imagine, it can be expensive to use hospital resources and take a large amount of...
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Our Top 10 for 2011

December 28, 2011
We thought 2010 would be hard to top but we’re happy to say that 2011 has been even better. Here's our list of some of the most intriguing developments from 2011.
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The Power of Predictive Care

November 09, 2011
The promise of personalized medicine is that what makes you, you, can also be used to tailor the health care plan that is most effective for you. This is already happening, in part, because of the work of people like Dr. Ralph Snyderman, who is speaking in January at the Personalized Medicine World Conference. We spoke to Dr. Snyderman about the promise of personalized medicine in an exclusive interview with The Spittoon.
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SNPwatch: Factors Influencing Permanent Tooth Development

September 29, 2011
Anyone who’s ever spent time around babies knows that teething can be disruptive and often painful. In that sense, the somewhat violent term “tooth eruption”–referring to the process of teeth...
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