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AHSC Blog: Prevention

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations

In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... read more

Group of diverse people
Tags: precision medicine, All of Us, NIH, environment, lifestyle, genes, genetics, genetic mutations, Breast cancer, BRACA1, BRACA2, Cancer, prevention, medications, diversity

There is power in numbers. When a researcher is studying the causes of a human disease, the more people involved in the study, the greater the probability that the study will generate useful results. With this in mind, the... read more

Mature daughter embracing senior mother after outdoor family dinner party
Tags: medical bias, minority patients, African American women, African American men, Hispanic, American Indian, quality of care, spirtual beliefs, heart disease, health, medicine, minority and underserved populations

Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates that minority populations, particularly African American and Hispanic... read more