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BACKGROUND Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is an assisted reproductive technology procedure which provides parents with the option of conducting genetic analyses to determine if a mutation is present in an embryo. Though studies have discussed perceptions of PGD from a general population, couples or high-risk women, no studies to date have(More)
The increasing availability of personal genomic tests has led to discussions about the validity and utility of such tests and the balance of benefits and harms. A multidisciplinary workshop was convened by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review the scientific foundation for using personal genomics in(More)
BACKGROUND Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is one of the most lethal human malignancies. Its rapid onset and resistance to conventional therapeutics contribute to a mean survival of six months after diagnosis and make the identification of thyroid-cancer-initiating cells increasingly important. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In prior studies of ATC cell(More)
BACKGROUND The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes confer increased susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer and to a spectrum of other cancers. There is controversy regarding the risk of colorectal cancer conferred by germline mutations in these two genes. METHODS We followed 7015 women with a BRCA mutation for new cases of colorectal cancer. Incidence rates in(More)
The Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) website is devoted to women at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (HBOC). To understand the unique health concerns and emotional support needs of these women, we examined threads on the FORCE archived message boards with relevance to the broader HBOC community. We report on a thread discussing the(More)
BACKGROUND Spouses and partners ("partners") of women at-risk for ("previvors") and surviving with hereditary breast/ovarian cancer are a primary source of support within their families. Yet, little is known about partners' needs for psychoeducational intervention to enhance their cancer risk knowledge, coping, and support role functioning. OBJECTIVE To(More)
Environments That Inspire any classrooms offer fantastic opportunities for young children to explore, learn, and grow, but in some environments the expectations for learning and development are especially clear. In this piece we share photographs from a few schools and centers across the country and in overseas Department of Defense Dependents schools(More)
Illusory correlation research has identified two factors that lead subjects to overestimate the relationship between particular categories of people and particular types of behavior: associative connections and shared infrequency. Three studies examined the nature of illusory correlation effects when both of these factors operated simultaneously. The(More)
The opinions expressed in the abstracts are those of the authors and are not to be construed as the opinion of the publisher (Multimed Inc.), the organizers of the Third International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, or the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Although the publisher (Multimed Inc.) has made every effort to(More)