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The Roots of HBOC Testing

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Matt Toresco

on 12 May 2015

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Transcript of The Roots of HBOC Testing

Physician Engagement
Physicians noticed these cancers in family lineages
Desire for Knowledge
Genetics Community Wanted to Find the Link
Human Genome Project
Government funding to understand the human genome
Myriad Launches Colaris
Myriad Science/Funding, Marie Claire King, the University of Utah and the NIH
Penn Launches First Test In 1995
Not very user friendly
Required Pre-Test Genetic Counseling
"Genetics Experts in Inherited Cancers"
Launches in US
Myriad Launches to the Masses
Commercialized the test throughout the country
1996 -
Launches in US
Genetic Counseling Not Required
The Roots of HBOC Testing

Development of testing and Myriad's role
Education and Investing in the Patient
Bonds of Trust Developed
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