- Cost: Free
Open to people nationwide living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. To learn more or to pre-register (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
Genetic testing is one of the tools available to those who’ve been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer. This program will address the many factors involved in genetic testing and counselling for breast and ovarian cancer.
Topics will include who should get genetic testing, what’s new in genetic testing, whether a person should be re-tested, how the most up to date genetic information can be used for one’s self and family and what results mean foe daughters, sisters and nieces.
SPEAKER: Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy family 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 PhD. 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 at Columbia University. She has over 300 peer reviewed papers and 50 reviews and chapters in medical texts.