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Free Teleconference Provides Information About Genetics and Breast Cancer

Get information about breast cancer genetic risk assessment and testing

August 25, 2010

Written By Mary Alice Hartsock

Get updated about the role genes can play in breast cancer. Listen to a podcast and download slides from Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s September teleconference, Breast Cancer Genetics: Understanding Risk Assessment and Testing.

The speakers, both from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, discuss the basics of breast cancer genetics. Susan M. Domchek, MD, director of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, and Jill Stopfer, MS, CGC, senior genetic counselor, help you understand the role genes can play in breast cancer, whether you or a family member has been diagnosed or you are at high risk. They cover how genetic testing works and its possible benefits and limitations. They also discuss decision-making based on your results and how to share information with family members.

About the Program

Our speaker gives a brief presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period.


This teleconference was presented in partnership with FORCE.

Download the podcasts and slides from this program.