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Mar
23
The Changing Landscape of Genetic Counseling
Posted by Katie Stoll
The landscape of the genetic counselor workforce has shifted dramatically in recent years, in large part due to new opportunities for genetic counselors in genetic testing laboratory settings.  According to the Professional Status Survey conducted by the National
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Nov
29
Why you should support GSF
Posted by Katie Stoll
As the end of the year draws near, I have been thinking a lot about what GSF means to me, and why I think you should consider making a gift to GSF this year. It has been an
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Jun
30
Chromosomal Microarray (CMA)
Posted by Katie Stoll
Chromosomal microarray (CMA) is a technology that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends be offered as a first-tier test for any woman undergoing diagnostic testing to replace the standard karyotype that has been used in
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Jun
1
New Practice Guidelines for Prenatal Genetic Testing
Posted by Katie Stoll
Important guidelines in the area of prenatal genetics were recently published in the journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology (aka “The Green Journal”).  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) collaborated on two
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Mar
30
Genetic Testing Catastrophe
Posted by Katie Stoll
Genetics and healthcare is a popular topic for television drama.  The ethical conundrums that arise with genetic testing coupled with the rarity of genetic conditions make for interesting stories.  As a genetic counselor, I often notice holes in
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Nov
12
Should You Have Genetic Counseling when you get Genetic Testing?
Posted by Megan Frone
Genetic testing – once uncommon and relatively unknown – has become almost commonplace at some medical centers for certain patient populations. With big stars like Angelina Jolie speaking out about their genetic testing and genetic tests becoming cheaper
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Sep
23
The Great Mammogram Debate
Posted by Megan Frone
The Great Mammogram Debate The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently posted the draft of their most recent recommendations for screening mammograms suggesting that screening mammograms do not need to be performed as frequently or as early
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Aug
23
Treatment Decisions and DCIS
Posted by Megan Frone
A recent article published Thursday in JAMA Oncology, the most extensive collection of data on ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) collected and published to date, suggests that surgery for DCIS may not make a difference in outcomes for
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Jun
29
New NIPT Committee Opinion- Joint Statement from ACOG and SMFM!
Posted by Katie Stoll
A long anticipated joint statement regarding noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and SMFM is now available, Committee Opinion #640 Cell-free DNA Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy.  It is thorough and provides
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Jun
17
Introducing Carla from the Genetic Support Foundation Team!
Posted by Austin McKittrick
First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Carla, and I am an integral part of the Genetic Support Foundation (GSF) Team. Well, at least the idea of “me” has become near and dear to the folks
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