Care Consideration: Health Equity

ICARE Social Media Post November 2023

Piloting a Spanish-Language Web-Based Tool for Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing

Language barriers should never prevent people from accessing essential information in the field of healthcare. To fill the gap caused by the lack of Spanish-speaking genetic counselors, our team developed a web-based genetic education tool 馃К A study among 41 Spanish-speaking found that viewing the tool significantly increased knowledge and feeling informed and empowered to …

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2023

Piloting a Spanish-Language Web-Based Tool for Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2023

Triple-negative breast cancers across populations

Triple-negative breast cancers, which do not have estrogen, progesterone, or HER2 receptors, can be more serious and difficult to treat. Inherited breast cancer gene mutations, like BRCA1/2, are more common among this type of breast cancer – which is why it is important for those with triple-negative breast cancer to consider getting genetic testing that …

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2023

聽Updates to NCCN Guidelines: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) just released updated Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Cancer guidelines on August 28th, 2023, which included: You can check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2023

Should Black women be screened earlier?

A recent study found that Black women had the highest rate of breast cancer deaths in their 40s, compared to White women and women of other races and ethnicities. 鈦燯se this link to learn more: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2803948?utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_term=041923 Reference: Chen T, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(4):e238893. PMID: 37074714.

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2023

Cancer Care: Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons

Did you know that transgender and gender-diverse persons face unique challenges that can influence cancer risk and outcomes? For instance, these individuals face barriers to healthcare access and inequities in treatment, with healthcare providers lacking knowledge about the health needs of this population. Solutions are needed to offer the best care for these individuals. Use …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2023

USPSTF New Recommendation: Mammograms Start at Age 40

Yesterday the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a new draft recommendation for all cisgender women and those assigned female sex at birth to do mammograms from ages 40 to 74, every two years. This change in recommendation is due to recent troubling trends, including an increase in the number of cancers diagnosed …

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2023

Prostate Cancer in Black Men: New Genetic Variants to Explain Higher Risks

Researchers identified 9 new genetic variants that may increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. This study highlights the importance of studying diverse populations. Read the full article at this link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0302283823025617 鈦燫eference:Chen et al. Eur Urol. 2023;S0302-2838(23)02561-7. PMID: 36872133.

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2023

Inherited Breast Cancers Across Populations

Did you know that BRCA1/2 are amongst the most well-studied genes, yet most BRCA1/2 studies have been done in White populations? This means our knowledge about genes and risks comes primarily from White populations. 鈥 Some research suggests that BRCA1/2 gene mutations may be more common in young Black women with breast cancer. 鈥 Even …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2023

Why is diversity in genomics studies important?

Did you know that about 80% of genomics data comes from European populations, yet they only make up about 16% of the world population? This bias means Europeans stand to benefit the most, while important associations for other ancestry groups may be missed. Not including diverse populations in genomics research can further WIDEN disparities!

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2022

Breast Cancer Genes in Women of African Ancestry

A recent study in women of African ancestry confirmed genes previously identified to have associations with breast cancer risk (BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, ATM, TP53, NF1, and CHEK2) and provided new evidence of breast cancer risk for RAD51C and RAD51D, which was identified previously in European ancestry populations.Check out the full article at 馃憞https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35396981/Reference: D铆az-Zabala, et …

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2022

BRCA1/2: Asian Breast Cancer Patients

A new study highlights the importance of customizing mutation carrier prediction models in order to improve the accuracy of predicting the likelihood of carrying a BRCA mutation in Asian breast cancer patients.Read the article for more info!https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.21.01647?cid=DM9826&bid=143994923Reference: Hong Ang et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Feb 10;JCO2101647. PMID: 35143328.

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2022

Breast Cancer: Leading Cause Of Cancer-Associated Death Among Black Women

Did you know breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among Black women in the United States? Although Black women are at a lower risk for developing breast cancer, they are 41% more likely to die of breast cancer compared with White women.Future research is needed to reverse course, through …

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ICARE Social Media Post March 2022

Komen Blog Post: Dr. Pal Interview

Komen Scholar, ICARE Founder and Clinical Geneticist, Dr. Tuya Pal, was recently interviewed for the Komen Blog. In the interview, Dr. Pal discusses the importance of making genetic counseling and testing more accessible in order to help populations who are at high risk for inherited cancer make more informed decisions about their medical care.Read the …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2022

Dr. Pal’s GIM Editorial

Estimating Polygenetic Risk Scores in non-Europeans through extrapolating from data in European descent populations is not accurate! Diversity in genomic studies is critically needed for both equity and scientific discovery. For more information, read the Genetics in Medicine editorial by ICARE Founder, Dr. Tuya Pal, here 馃憞https://www.gimjournal.org/article/S1098-3600(21)05396-X/fulltextReference: Pal. Genet Med. 2021 Nov 20;S1098-3600(21)05396-X. PMID: 34906472.

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2021

Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model for Black Women

A new breast cancer model has been developed and validated for breast cancer risk prediction, specifically for Black women in the United States. This is in contrast to prior models, which were developed in White women, and used in Black women (which UNDERPREDICTED risks). This is a notable advance as we strive towards health equity …

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