Webinar: Updates in Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer – February 15, 2018

Speaker: Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D.: Dr. Chung is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia University. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in genetics.

Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in human genetics of breast cancer, heart disease, and birth defects. She leads the Precision Medicine Resource in the Irving Institute At Columbia University. She has authored over 300 peer reviewed papers and 50 reviews and chapters in medical texts. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, and a career development award from Doris Duke.

Dr. Chung enjoys the challenges of genetics as a rapidly changing field of medicine and strives to facilitate the integration of genetic medicine into all areas of health care in a medically, scientifically, and ethically sound, accessible, and cost effective manner.

Topics include:

  • Who should get genetic testing for cancer genes?
  • What’s new in genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer?
  • What if I had cancer genetic testing before? Should I do it again?
  • How can I use the most up to date genetic information for myself and my family?
  • What do my results mean for my daughter, sister, or niece?

Audio and slides from Support Connection’s Webinar “Updates in Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer” – Recorded on Feb. 15, 2018

Download a written transcript.

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