In Canada, government-insured genetic testing is only available under certain circumstances and, even if one does qualify, may mean long wait times.  Are you considering genetic testing to learn your risk for hereditary breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, or suggesting it to family and friends? Color now offers a BRCA1 and BRCA2 test for only $99 US!  For those with a family history who return a negative result, discounted follow-up testing for all risky genes is available.  For every test purchased using this link, Color is supporting awareness and targeted services by donating $5 to the HBOC Society:


2017.  August 8.  Huffpost.  When it Comes to Genetic Information, Sharing is Caring

2017.August 7.  OncLive.  Expert Weighs in on PARP Inhibitor Advances in Ovarian Cancer

2017.  August 4.   The Guardian.  Editing embryo DNA is an exciting landmark, but in reality will benefit few

2017.  August 3.  Nextavenue.    Genetic Testing and Counseling for Breast Cancer Can Help Guide Decisions

2017.  August 3.  JTA.  Israeli scientists offer rays of hope in fight against skin cancer

2017.  August 3.  NewScientist.  Hidden cancers detected by combining genetic tests with MRI

2017.  July 25.  Science of Us.  The People Whose Genetic Tests Uncover Mysteries

2017.  July 25.  MedicalXpress.  Rucaparib—targeting DNA repair and a patient's perpective

2017.  July 25.  Lenny.  I Have a Decent Chance of Getting Breast Cancer, But I'm Keeping My Breasts

2017.  July 23.  Cure.  Examining Age-Specific Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Among BRCA Carriers

2017.  July 20.  The JAMA Network.  Genetic Predisposition to Breast Cancer Due to Mutations Other Than BRCA1 and BRCA2 Founder Alleles Among Ashkenazi Jewish Women

2017.  July 19.  PR Newswire.   NetSuite Supports BRCA Foundation With New Registry Program

2017.  July 19.  NIH.  Social interaction affects cancer patients' response to treatment

2017.  July 17.  MedicalNewsToday.  Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control

2017.  July 13.  Oncology Nursing News.  Moving Forward with PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer

2017.  July 11.  Cancer Research UK.  Could more cancers be caused by inherited fauly genes than we now think?

2017.  July 12.  Penn Medicine.  Blood Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Headed to Clinic

2017.  July 12.  NIH.  Large Study Verifies Cancer Risk for Women Carrying BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations

2017.  July 10.  Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery might fuel metastasis

2017.  July 10.  Cure.   PARP Inhibitors Changing the Landscape of Ovarian Cancer Treatment

2017.  July 7.  My Gene Counsel.  My Tumor Carries a BRCA Mutation.  Does This Mean I'm a BRCA Carrier?

2017.  July 4.  The Globe and Mail.  Canadian cancer charities merge amid crowded donation field

2017.  June 28.  Cyprus Mail.  Cyprus-linked genetic mutation causing breast and ovarian cancer identified.

2017.  June 29.  ICR.  Time since chemotherapy may predict response to olaparib in ovarian cancer

2017.  June 21.  The Guardian.    Women with BRCA gene mutations given clearer picture of breast and ovarian cancer risk

2017.  June 20.  UPI.  Breast cancer risk higher at certain ages for women with gene mutations: Study

2017.  June 19.  ICR.  New three-in-one blood test opens door to precision medicine for prostate cancer

2017.  June 15.  Gene Counsel.    Discussion: Men & Hereditary Cancer

2017.  June 15.  AJMC.  Do What I Couldn't...and Go Save Your Life

2017.  June 14.  Penn Medicine.  Beyond Cancer: When Both Parents Hold BRCA, a New Risk Can Emerge

2017.  June 12.  Cure.  Previvor Turned Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Her Unexpected Journey

2017.  June 12.  Prostate Cancer News Today.  Prostate Cancer Testing Guidelines Fail to Cover Key Genetic Features, Study Contends

2017.  June 11.  Cure.  Pairing PARP Inhibitors With Other Drug Types the Next Frontier for BRCA-Mutated Ovarian Cancers

2017.  June 11.  Cure.  Consider Timing and Presentation When Telling Kids About Familial Predisposition to Cancer

2017.  June.  BRCAbeat.  Cancer Immunotherapy: The Hope and the Hype

2017.  June 10.  Cure.  Understanding Mastectomy and Reconstruction Options Can Ease Difficult Decisions

2017.  June 9.  Cure.  All in the Family:  The Importance of Talking about Hereditary Cancer

2017.  June 9.  The Times of Israel.  What Jews should know about breast cancer

2017.  June 7.  Science Translational Medicine.  Combined immune checkpoint blockade as a therapeutic strategy for BRCA1-mutated breast cancer

2017.  June 6.  Oncology Advisor.  Novel Approach Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Genetic Screening

2017.  June 4.  Forbes.    Astrazeneca's Lynparza slows breast cancer caused by BRCA mutations by 42%

2017.   June 4.  Self.  My Mastectomy Permanently Changed My Ability to Work Out

2017.  June 4.  Science Daily.  New treatment options for patients with advanced BRCA-related breast cancer

2017.  June 4.  EurekAlert.  Penn effort to expand trials of olaparib leads to new treatment options for patients with advanced BRCA-related breast cancer

2017.  June 3.  Business Wire.  Pfizer Presents Final Phase 2 Data on Investigational PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib in Patients with Germline BRCA-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer

2017.  June 3.  BBC News.  Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial

2017.  Daily News & Analysis.  Pregnancy after breast cancer doesn't raise recurrence - risk study

2017.  June 2.  Specialty Pharmacy Times.  Why Do Some Women with BRCA mutations remain Cancer-Free?

2017.  Astrazeneca.  June 2.  Understanding the unmet needs of women with BRCA breast cancer

2016.  May 26.  EurekAlert.  Open-access genetic screening for hereditary breast cancer is feasible and effective

2017.  May 25.  Medical XPress.  Preliminary study finds BRCA variation may work alongside COMT variation to reduce breast cancer incidence.

2017.  May 24.  Tissue-independent cancer drug gets fast-track approval from US regulator

2017.  May 22.  EurekAlert.  Study Identifies RNA molecule that shields breast cancer stem cells form immune system

2017.  May 18.  Slate.  Thanks to Genetic Testing, Everyone Could Soon Have a Pre-Existing Condition

2017.  May 18.  Medscape.  5 Big Questions (and Answers) on Inherited Prostate Cancer Testing

2017.  May 17.  NBC News.  5 Things You Need to Know Before Taking an At-Home Genetic Test

2017.  May 17.  ICR.  Potent targeted cancer drug shows promise in first patient trials

2017. May 13.  PR Newswire.  New Studies Demonstrate Impact of BRCA, DNA Repair Gene Mutations in Prostate Cancer

2017.  May 12.  PR Newswire.  GenomeDx and Color Collaborate to Further Advance Precision Medicine for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Families

2017.  May 8.  ClinOnc.  Study Looks at BRCA and OS in Young Breast Cancer Patients

2017.  May 5.  CTV News.  Justice minister wants top court opinion on new genetic testing law

2017.  May 3.  Business Wire.  LabCorp Enhances VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer Test Portfolio with Addition of New Panels and New Genes That Can Be Assessed

2017.  May 1.  Targeted Oncology.  Addressing the Important Role of Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer

2017.  April 27.  Genetic Literacy.  Puberty timing linked to genes associated with risk for breast, ovarian, prostate cancers decades later

2017.  April 26.  CNN.  The Backelor's Lesley Murphy Posts Pics After Her Preventative Double Mastectomy

2017.  April 26.  Cure.  Ending a Dry Spell of Years Without Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

2017.  April 26.  Dana Farber.  Attacking A Weak Point in Pancreatic Cancer’s Defense

2017.  April 26.  ACLU.  Henrietta Lacks’ Story Is a Powerful Lesson That Patients Deserve Full Control of Their Genetic Data

2017. April 24.   Law Times  Genetic privacy bill to go to Supreme Court

2017.  April 20.   DNA Science Blog.  Dueling BRCA Databases: What About the Patient?

2017.  April 24.   Oncology Nursing News.  Why Genetic Testing Is So Important in Ovarian Cancer

2017.  April 20.  NY Times.  When to tell daughters about  genetic breast cancer risk.

2017.  April 19.  Yahoo Finance.  Global Breast Cancer Predictive Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2022

2017.  April 19.  Targeted Oncology.  Study Results Support Expanded Role for Genetic Testing in Colorectal Cancer

2017.  April 19.  Self.  The Bachelor's Lesley Murphy Posts Pics After Her Preventive Double Mastectomy

2017.  April 18.  ACSH.  Doctors Discover Why Pancreatic Cancer Kills So Quickly

2017.  April 18.  Medical Research.  New Breast Cancer Genes May Identify Women Who Can Benefit From Enhanced Screening

2017.  April 18.  Yale.  Going Viral: Using a Deadling Disease to Kill Ovarian Cancer

2017.  April 17.  Cure.  All in the Family:  Discussing Screenings and Preventative  Surgery for Inherited Cancers

2017.   April 17.  Nasdaq.  Study Finds Wide Gap in Quality of BRCA1/2 Varian Classification Between Myriad Genetics and a Common Public Database

2017.  April 14.  Medical Xpress.  Genetic testing rates for ovarian cancer low across Ontario

2017.  April 13.  JAMA Oncology.  Multigene Panel Testing and Breast Cancer Risk.  Is It Time to Scale Down?

2017.  April 12.  US News.  Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

2017.  April 6.  ACS Surgery News.  BRCA2 mutations linked to greater risk for pancreatic cancer

2017.  April 6.  People.  Inside Pierce Brosnan's Heartbreaking Loss of His Wife and Daughter to Cancer: 'I Was in a Helpless State'

2017.  April 4.  Self.  11 Things no One Tells You About Getting a Double Mastectomy

2017.  March.  Harvard.  Nonhormonal treatments for menopause

 2017.  March 28.   Medscape.  BRCA testing has skyrocketed, but misses high risk women

2017.  March 28.  Chatelaine.  Women’s College Hospital wants to screen more people for the breast cancer gene

2017.  March 27.  Science Daily.  Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer

2017.  March 27.  ABC News.  Why I chose to document my preventative double mastectomy on social media

2017.  March 23.  CBC News.   Access to tax credit for fertility treatments expanded in budget

2017.  March 23.  The New York Times.  Don't Discriminate Against Mutants Like Me

2017.  March 23.  Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds

2017.  March 22.  Jewish News.  Cancer prevention in the Jewish community: The benefits of genetic testing

2017.  March 10.  STAT.  House Republicans would let employers demand workers' genetic test results (US)

2017.  February 28.  Medical XPress.  Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct

2017.  February 24.  Medscape.  Low Recurrence After Risk-Reducing Surgery for BRCA Carriers

2017.  February 23.  Yahoo Finance and Color Partner to Offer Comprehensive Hereditary and Somatic Cancer Testing from Simple Blood Draw

2017.  February 16.  Labroots.  New Technology for Reconstruction

2017.  February 15.  Forbes.  The Privacy Delusions of Genetic Testing

2017.  February 14.  CBC News.  Clinical trial for pancreatic cancer treatment to start after Ontario mayor's push

2017.  February 13.  c&en.  CRISPR's breakthrough problem. 

2017.  February 7.  Today.  Breast in a Day: New surgery option for women who undergo a mastectomy

2017.  February 6.  Stanford.  Physicians fail to recommend genetic testing to many high-risk breast cancer patients

2017.  February 6.  New Scientist.  Blood test could catch pancreatic cancer before it's too late

2017.  February 3.  Nutrition  Should Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Avoid Soy?

2017.  February 1.  The Globe and Mail.  Donation drop forces merger of Canada's largest charities.

2017.  February 1.  Medscape.  Use of Systemic Hormone Therapy in BRCA Mutation Carriers

2017.  February 1.  SBS News.  Ovarian cancer drug most significant PBS listing in 30 years

2017.  February 1.  The Irish Times.  Juggling 10 cancer diagnoses, writing a dozen books and raising a family

2017.  February 1.  URO Today.  Genetic Evaluation for Prostate Cancer Risk: Implications for Urologic Providers: Beyond the Abstracts

2017.  January 31.  EurekAlert.  Changes in gene contribute independently to breast and ovarian cancer

2017.  January 28.  the Guardian.  How breast cancer and the BRCA gene brought us the sister we never knew

 2017.  January 28.  Hisbreastcancer.  My Fourth Suspicious Journey with Breast Cancer

2017.  January 26.  The Jerusalem Post.  Life, life, life: Check it out

2017.  January 25.  Science Daily.  Murine study finds potential boost for ovarian cancer drug Olaparib

2017.  January 24.  NIH.  Find and Replace:  DNA Editing Tool Shows Gene Therapy Promise

2017.  January 23.  Oncology Nurse Advisor.  Customers Find Useful Information in Results from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

2017.  January 19.  Yahoo Finance.  Ambry Genetics’ Big Data Sharing Program Now Available for Public Download

2017.  January 17.  RareDR.  Tesaro Opens Expanded Access Program of PARP inhibitor for U.S. Ovarian Cancer Patients

2017.  January 14.  ynet.  Stigmas hold back Israel's war on cancer

2017.  January 10.  The Hill Times.  Genetic discrimination bill headed back to Senate, Liberals deny it reopens possibility for government changes

2017.  January 10.  OncLive.  BRCA Gene Does Not Predict Poor Prognosis in Patients With Breast Cancer?

2016.  January 9.  EurekAlert!  Prostate cancer researchers find genetic fingerprint identifying how, when disease spreads