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Do you want to know if you have the "cancer gene"? Part 2 in a 2-part series

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at what inheriting a specific defective gene associated with cancer means (it doesn’t mean you will get cancer), as well as who should consider genetic testing. In Part 2, we look at the decision-making process for getting a genetic test to assess cancer risk and how to assess test results.

What is a Cancer Moonshot?


In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to reach for the moon — literally. His call to put Americans in space before the end of the decade resulted in an ambitious and unprecedented space program that led to American astronauts landing on the moon in July of 1969.

Once again, U.S. leaders are invoking the “moonshot” — challenging Americans to achieve the seemingly impossible in a short time frame. This time, the target is cancer.

Cancer Moonshot 2020 Program


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