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Genetics and Cancer

Educational Program Offerings

Community Education 
  • Controlling Your Cancer Risk
    Understand how and why cancer develops in cells. This workshop identifies the difference between hereditary and sporadic risk factors and discusses best practices for reducing or managing personal cancer risk.
  • Family History and Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know 
    A look into hereditary cancers and familial cancer risk, including screening and prevention best practices. This workshop includes information about genetic risk assessment services. 
Professional Education
  • The Genetics of Cancer
    Why does cancer develop in healthy cells? Explore hereditary vs. sporadic risk factors and understand how each contribute to cancer development. The concepts of genetic composition, cell progeny and apoptosis are discussed, while the audience learns about the main types of cancer-causing genes and modern treatment options.

 

Upcoming Educational Events

  • Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm: Controlling Your Cancer Risk, hosted by North Brunswick Public Library
  • Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:00pm: Family History and Cancer Risk, hosted by North Brunswick Public Library

 

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Research Corner

  • GRACE Study
    The GRACE study helps provide eligible breast and ovarian cancer survivors with genetic testing. This study focuses on Black, Hispanic and women living in rural areas, who are eligible for genetic testing and are not necessarily aware of it. In many cases the hereditary forms of breast and ovarian cancers are more aggressive and can present in younger women. By surveying survivors and helping them get genetic testing they in turn can help members of their own communities and families screen for cancers much earlier and before getting any symptoms, in many cases when symptom are present the cancer is more advanced and harder to treat.

 

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