Skin Cancer and Genetics: More Than Meets the Eye

Many factors can increase the risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers.  Some of these factors are due to behaviors, like exposure to the sun.  However, some risk factors for skin cancer are inherited in families. Melanoma is a Read on! →

The PALB2 gene

An update on cancer risks and indications for referral for genetic counseling

The PALB2 gene, which is also called the partner and localizer of BRCA2, is a gene that contributes to inherited susceptibility to breast cancer and perhaps ovarian and pancreatic cancers. The PALB2 gene contains the directions for making a protein Read on! →

New screening and assessment tool helps patients detect distress

Larry Opelt’s plan to ease into retirement took a turn Christmas 2011 when a pancreatic cancer diagnosis slowed him down. On a day he was feeling particularly down, a new Cancer Center screening and assessment tool helped caregivers identify his Read on! →