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Sydney Cancer Genetics can now offer “bulk billed” BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing in ovarian cancer

Sydney Cancer Genetics can now offer “bulk billed” BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing to ALL women diagnosed with high grade serous ovarian cancer, regardless of current age, family history or treatment stage! AstraZeneca, the company that makes Lynparza (Olaparib) that is used to treat ovarian cancer, has generously offered to fund this testing for women with high grade serous ovarian cancer who may have missed out...
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Male breast cancer

The Conversation ran an article on Male Breast Cancer on 3rd May titled “Breast cancer campaigns might be pink, but men get it too“, as part of the series dealing with hidden or stigmatised health conditions in men. In my experience as a medical oncologist, men tend to present later, perhaps because they aren’t aware that a lump growing on their chest should be investigated....
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Lynch syndrome: Past Present and Future

Dr Hilda High’s Lynch syndrome: Past, Present and Future talk, presented at the Living with Lynch syndrome conference in Sydney this year, is now available for viewing. This presentation was specifically written for a non medical audience – but there is much of interest for doctors as well! Lynch syndrome is an inherited cancer syndrome caused by mutations affecting the mismatch repair genes. It is...
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