sarcoma

Health Watch: New Year’s Resolutions, Reproduction and Rare Diseases

March 21, 2012
Like many people around the world, the health content team at 23andMe rang in 2012 with resolutions of staying healthy and it seemed fitting to delve into the genetics underlying...
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SNPWatch: A First For Ewing Sarcoma

March 14, 2012
Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, is diagnosed in only about 250 children and teenagers in the United States each year. Not much is known about the genetics of Ewing sarcoma but researchers have long suspected a genetic component. Last month, scientists published the first genome-wide association study reporting possible genetic susceptibility factors for Ewing sarcoma.
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Talking about Sarcoma with George Demetri

March 12, 2012
On a recent visit to 23andMe George Demetri –a physician and scientist who is an unpaid advisor to our Sarcoma research initiative – sat down for a short interview after...
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Thank You For Helping to Fight Rare Disease!

March 02, 2012
On Monday we kicked off a campaign for Rare Disease Day to raise awareness of research, especially into two rare diseases, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and sarcoma. We hoped to reach...
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Did You Know? It’s Not so Rare to Have a Rare Disease

February 29, 2012
We hear a lot about common conditions because so many people have them and in contrast relatively little about rare diseases. But how rare is rare? If you add up all the rare diseases it turns out that about 30 million Americans suffer from a rare disease. That’s nearly 10% of the population – suddenly rare is not so rare! Today is Rare Disease Day, so learn more about how you can help raise awareness.
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We’ve Come A Long, Long Way Together… But We’re Not There Yet!

February 27, 2012
With our rare disease research initiatives for sarcoma and myeloproliferative neoplasms, 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 and their genetics. We’re amazed at the progress these initiatives have made, but there’s still a long way to go. With Rare Disease Day this week, we hope you’ll help us spread the word to encourage participation in our innovative research efforts for rare disease.
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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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“50/50” Shows Us the Human Side of Cancer

October 10, 2011
From the minute it became clear that Adam had cancer, he became a statistic, a diagnosis, a “case study”. The odds -- 50/50 -- didn’t seem fair in the context of his life, but his friend Kyle put it into a different perspective: “Dude, if you were a casino game, you’d have the best odds!” Thus begins Adam’s journey with neurofibrosarcoma, a rare form of spinal cancer, in the surprising and transformative new film "50/50", starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.
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A Recipe for Disease Research: Give People Tools, Add Passion, and Shake

July 06, 2011
[Update: View a video recap of Sarcoma Community Night at http://www.23andme.com/sarcoma/] Three. That was the average number of patients enrolled in studies for sarcoma four years ago when Nathalie Criou,...
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23andMe Hosting One-of-a-Kind Sarcoma Community Night

June 21, 2011
Are you a sarcoma patient or survivor? Do you treat sarcoma patients? Maybe you know or care for someone suffering from this rare form of cancer. If sarcoma has touched...
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