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by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, on Oct 9, 2019 12:06:22 PM

Mathew Knowles - Beyonce Knowles' father - revealed on Good Morning America that he is battling breast cancer, which was caused by a pathogenic BRCA2 mutation. The news coincided with …

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Topics:cancer awarenessIdentifying High Risk Patients

by CancerIQ, on Oct 2, 2019 6:18:03 PM

In part one of our three-part webinar series, we explored the enormous value proposition that cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing present to health systems. Now, we highlight …

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Topics:Best PracticesHigh Risk Patient ManagementIdentifying High Risk PatientsBreast Imaging Center

by CancerIQ, on Oct 2, 2019 11:10:07 AM

In a 2018 study, researchers tested the efficacy of the Tyrer-Cuzick Lifetime risk model for identifying women at increased or high risk of hereditary breast cancer. In doing so, 100,318 …

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Topics:Best PracticesIdentifying High Risk PatientsBreast Imaging Center

by CancerIQ, on Sep 16, 2019 8:52:26 AM

Breast imaging centers are a hub for screening and early detection. And as such, they play an important role in identifying high-risk patients prior to a cancer diagnosis. We covered …

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Topics:High Risk Patient ManagementIdentifying High Risk PatientsBreast Imaging Center

by CancerIQ, on Aug 28, 2019 5:36:08 PM

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated its recommendations to include more women for BRCA screening. Receiving less attention from that announcement was the recommendation that primary care …

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Topics:Best PracticesHealth Systems

by CancerIQ, on Aug 21, 2019 6:03:13 PM

Primary care clinicians should assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or who have an ancestry associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene …

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by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, on Aug 15, 2019 2:01:55 PM

There are over 157 million women in the United States. About 12 percent of those women will develop invasive breast cancer, according to the nonprofit group BreastCancer.org. That's over 18 …

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by CancerIQ, on Jul 29, 2019 9:17:00 AM

How do health systems make the most of their valuable - and limited - genetic counselor resources? This was focus of the recent "Hot Topic Webinar" hosted by the Association …

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by CancerIQ, on Jul 24, 2019 12:35:38 PM

The stats are well-known by now. The U.S. spends nearly 18 percent of its GDP on healthcare, which is about twice that of other high-income nations. However, despite the amount …

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by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, on Jul 8, 2019 4:13:07 PM

Hereditary cancer risk assessment programs present an enormous value proposition for health systems. In the short-term, it can drive additional revenue through increased surveillance and preventative services. Over the long …

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About the CancerIQ Blog

At CancerIQ, we're dedicated to making it easier for providers to offer cancer risk assessment to every patient that walks through the door. This starts with practical implementation methods and tools (like CancerIQ)! On our blog, we'll offer best practices and advice on how to streamline your cancer risk assessment program. 

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