FRIDAY, July 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Many breast cancer patients aren’t getting genetic counseling and testing that could help them get the most effective treatment, a new study finds. Only three-quarters of patients eligible for genetic testing after their breast cancer diagnosis actually received it, researchers reported July 15Continue Reading

THURSDAY, June 20, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A Colombian family’s genetics are shining a spotlight on a gene that might help protect people from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. About 1,200 out of 6,000 family members carry a genetic variant called the “Paisa mutation,” which dooms them to early Alzheimer’s,Continue Reading

MONDAY, June 17, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Genetics can play a role in a person’s odds for Alzheimer’s disease, and new research suggests differences in that risk are based on which parent had the illness. In a study of 4,400 people still “cognitively unimpaired,” there was higher buildup of amyloidContinue Reading