The genetic era is upon us. DNA is tested for a variety of reasons, from forensics and policing to ancestry and familial relationships. But the most promising applications may be in the medical field, where genetic screening can define our risk for a life-threatening condition. One example of this is a mutation of the BRCA more »
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At a time when genetic testing is becoming more readily available without the guidance of genetic counselors, a new course in the Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences is focusing on psychological issues in genetic counseling.
Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, FACP, an internationally renowned breast cancer researcher and clinician, has been appointed Director of the Jefferson Breast Care Center at the Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) and Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals.