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Evenings with Genetics discusses connection between cancer and genetics

Molly Chiu


Houston, TX -

Does cancer run in families? A genetic counselor from Baylor College of Medicine will answer that question and more about cancer genetics during the Evenings with Genetics virtual seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

During the hourlong webinar, Tanya Eble, genetic counselor and assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor, will discuss cancer red flags to look for in your personal or family history, what to expect at a cancer genetics evaluation as well as gene tests for hereditary breast and colon cancer syndromes. Judy Karonika of Judy's Mission, a nonprofit aimed at increasing awareness, education and prevention of ovarian cancer, and patient advocate Nancy Khan will also speak.

Evenings with Genetics is a regular speaker series hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital that offers the most current information on care and research advances for many genetic conditions. The seminars provide an opportunity for patients in the genetics community to interact with other families experiencing similar situations.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the seminar. For more information, call 713-798-8407 or visit the event registration page.

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