Dear Felix ,
I'm thrilled to share that today we received the first-ever FDA authorization for a direct-to-consumer genetic test for cancer risk. The authorization will allow us to provide information on three genetic variants found on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes associated with increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer in women, and breast and prostate cancer in men.
These variants are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This report does not cover most of th...e BRCA variants found in people of other ethnicities. Regardless of your ancestry, if you have one of these three variants, talk to your healthcare provider about next steps for you. While most cancers are not hereditary and our report will not diagnose cancer or rule out your chances of getting cancer, we believe providing information about these three variants could have a tremendous impact on many people's lives.
We plan to make our BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) Report available to existing eligible Health + Ancestry Service customers at no additional cost in the coming weeks. Customers must specifically choose for themselves if and when they want to receive the report.
Learn more about today's news here.
CEO and Co-Founder
TODAY IS #JOEYSTRONG DAY
If you believe in the power of community, if you believe in the power of prayer, if you have faith and strength and a belief in God, i...f you believe good things happen to good people, if you believe in paying it forward with random acts of kindness ... then odds are you believe in the basic principles of kindness and helping others ... that YOU along with your community can make a difference in someone's life. I believe it ... as #InspireKindness works!
#ThePowerOfCommunity is in full swing TODAY ... our efforts as a community in providing strength, love and hope towards #JoeyStrong and his battled with Eye Cancer received some great news.
At the conclusion of his treatment, his team of doctors surprise Joey and his parents with some incredible news! They said they are suspending further cancer treatment as they feel they have done all they can for Joey!!! And then made the following statement "we are suspending his treatment because we believe your son is cancer free, and we will see you in two months for a check up!"
I believe in the power of community and I want to thank everyone who was a part of "Team Joey Strong" and stood hand-in-hand with Joey's and his epic battle to BEAT CANCER! You should feel very good about yourself ! And trust me, there are hundreds of you out there!
On the half of Joey Povio, his mom Chrissy McCormick Povio, his dad Vince Povio, their extended family and their huge army of friends, we all say THANK YOU for your support and to continue to keep Joey in your thoughts and prayers!!!
ThumbsUp4JoeyStrong!!!!! What an awesome day!
... I hope you will leave Joey a message as his mom loves reading them to him
Are you ready for summer!! After today we are!! Hope everyone out there is enjoying this gorgeous weather!! Don't forget to sign up for this year's Black Tie Bike Tour!! Sign up at https://raceroster.com/…/riders-for-a-causes-the-black-tie-…. #ridingforacause #beautifulday #cyclistsunite #cancersucks #ridersforacausenj
We have 5 more Teams and 70 more riders than last year !! Just sent out an email blast and got 35 new riders in less than 3 days Have 70n total so far. That's 70 ahead of lady year
CANCER VACCINE SUCCESSFUL IN TESTING...
Stanford researchers injected a combination of two immune boosters directly into tumors in mice. The vaccine destroyed ...the tumor, then moved on to find other identical cancers. It eventually eliminated all traces of the cancer from the animal's body. This was repeated in 90 other mice and was successful in 87 of them. Right now, the treatment can only be used to target one specific kind of cancer. It's been tested on mice with lymphoma, breast, colon and melanoma tumors.
For more info: http://stan.md/2E20BNM