Genetic Alliance in partnership with the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics is excited to announce the launch of a new video focused on hereditary cancer screening and prevention!
More than one million people in the United States are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes caused by Lynch syndrome and hereditary breast/ovarian cancer, and public health genomics has a vital role to play in the health of these individuals and their families. Please link to this video on your website, and share this email with anyone who may be interested or have questions.
Using Genomics to Prevent Cancer Now
Genetic Alliance in collaboration with CDC produced this video to help partners who are interested in addressing this important health challenge. The video features Dr. Muin Khoury of CDC and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH as well as other prominent public health and health care provider, payer, and patient leaders along with links to further information including: specific, key steps to be taken; the crucial importance of partners; lessons learned; results; and next steps.
This video is part of a larger effort to encourage the creation or expansion of programs focused on screening and prevention for these conditions. Genetic Alliance has also worked with the CDC to create two additional videos that share information with state departments of public health on implementing their own programs. As part of the new CDC Tier 1 Genomic Applications Toolkit for Public Health Departments
, these videos feature interviews with successful state program leaders and focus on the steps to success for developing these programs.