genetic familial mutations

477 articles

Disease Management
February 18, 2020 • 8 Min

Decoding the Differences between At-Home and Medical Genetic Testing

Genetic counselors Jill Stopfer and Heather Hampel explain the differences between at-home and medical genetic testing, including precision and knowledge.

Research
June 24, 2019 • 6 Min

GENERATE Study Aims to Improve Genetic Testing and Prevention for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Sapna Syngal outlines the GENERATE study, which aims to help families with a risk for pancreatic cancer by providing genetic testing.

Research
December 5, 2017 • 5 Min

The ABCs of Genetic Testing

There are a number of different genetic mutations that can cause familial pancreatic cancer. This article explains some of the most common ones.

Research
April 26, 2021 • 5 Min

Improving Access to Genetic Testing and Counseling

Dr. Angela Bradbury is leading a study on access to genetic testing and genetic counseling, including a telehealth option.

Research
October 12, 2017 • 5 Min

Tumor Genetics Research Brings Some Answers for Families at High Risk

Professor Gloria Peterson of the Mayo Clinic is working on tumor genetics to help make early detection of pancreatic cancer a reality.

Research
July 2, 2020 • 4 Min

GENERATE Trial Expands Eligibility

Dr. Sapna Syngal explains the expanded eligibility standards for the GENERATE Study for genetic testing of pancreatic cancer patients and relatives.

Research
November 14, 2018 • 4 Min

New NCCN Guidelines Stress Genetic Testing For All Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Genetics impact your treatment for pancreatic cancer. Dr. Sapna Syngal discusses the recommendation of genetic testing for all pancreatic cancer patients.

Treatments
December 1, 2017 • 6 Min

Before You Leap: Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

Genetic counselor Megan Frone outlines the advantages of genetic testing when there is a family history of pancreatic cancer.

Symptoms
October 30, 2019 • 5 Min

Studying One Family’s Mutations May Change Pancreatic Cancer Treatment and Prevention

Dr. Sahar Nissim is studying the genetic mutations in one family predisposed to pancreatic cancer, to find new ways to combat the disease.

Treatments
April 14, 2023 • 5 Min

Who Should Be Screened For Pancreatic Cancer

Who should be screened for pancreatic cancer? Dr. Allyson Ocean explains how genetic mutations and family history factor into screening.

Research
February 26, 2020 • 6 Min

Exploiting DNA Mutations For Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. James Cleary explains how the researchers at Dana-Farber are looking to make PARP inhibitors even more effective for pancreatic cancer patients.

Research
March 21, 2022 • 5 Min

New Study to Get More Minorities Involved in Genetic Testing

Dr. Nicolette Rodriguez leads the REGENERATE study to find the best ways to get more Black and Latinx Americans genetic testing for cancer.

Research
November 7, 2022 • 6 Min

Putting Familial Risk In Perspective

Dr. Alison Klein works to understand the relationship between familial risk and the chances of developing pancreatic cancer.

Research
March 20, 2024 • 5 Min

For Families at Risk, Remote Education May Be Key in Improving Genetic Testing Uptake

What’s the best way to educate families at risk for pancreatic cancer about genetic testing? Dr. Sapna Syngal discusses the results of the GENERATE study.

Research
August 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Platinum-Based Therapy Can Significantly Improve Survival for Some Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Michael Pishvaian explains how platinum-based therapy can improve the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with a specific mutation.