Important Terms

Lynch Syndrome: What Is It?

Lynch Syndrome: What Is It?

What is Lynch Syndrome? According to Scottsdale Healthcare’s Dr. Mike Janicek, Lynch Syndrome is as prevalent as the breast & ovarian cancer syndrome. Though Lynch Syndrome is hard to explain, what we know about this disease is that it doesn’t just affect the breast and ovaries. It is hard to […]

How Is a Patient Powered Research Different from Traditional Research?

How Is a Patient Powered Research Different from Traditional Research?

What’s Unique About a Patient Powered Research? If you are like most people, you probably aren’t familiar with a Patient Powered Research Network. A Patient-Powered Research Network, also known as PPRN, is a new concept in cancer research initiative led by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. According to FORCE Vice […]

What is a Genetic Counselor?

What is a Genetic Counselor?

What’s a Genetic Counselor? We have learned so much about breast cancer by a field of study that is growing in popularity, genetics. We are finding that a genetic counselor can be very helpful in finding out more about our genetics and our cancer risk. Genetic mutations in BRCA1 and […]

Hypofraction Radiation Therapy Explained

Hypofraction Radiation Therapy Explained

What is Hypofraction Radiation Therapy of the Breast? You’ve probably heard of radiation therapy, but have you heard of hyprofraction radiation therapy of the breast? Hypofraction radiation therapy is a type of radiation that is equally as effective as whole breast radiation therapy whether you do the boost therapy or […]

Patient-Powered Research Network Explained

Patient-Powered Research Network Explained

What Is a Patient-Powered Research Network? A Patient-Powered Research Network, also known as PPRN, is a new concept in cancer research. This research network initiative is spearheaded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. According to FORCE Vice President of Community Affairs and Public Policy Lisa Schlager, the PPRN exists specifically […]

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: What is it?

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: What is it?

What is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome? According to InformedDNA Vice President of Cancer Genetics Services Jana Pruski-Clark, only 10% of breast cancer is hereditary. The most common form of hereditary breast cancer is simply called Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome or HBOC for short. But what is […]