• By Eve Mart
  • Posted June 22, 2017

Do-It-Yourself Support Systems for Cancer Survivors

  When I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, I sought out a multidisciplinary approach to battle my illness, after learning that outcomes tend to be more favorable when compared to following traditional approach. As part of this dynamic approach, I met with various medical and social services professionals. I met with a social …


  • By Deepti Babu, MS, CGC
  • Posted April 14, 2017

Ambry Genetics and Leading Academic Researchers Collaborate to Improve Knowledge of Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

New clinical evidence collected from >65,000 women with breast cancer demonstrates 83% of positive test results are found in genes that impact clinical management Multi-gene germline genetic testing allows for efficient analysis, maximizing risk assessment while minimizing the time needed for results. This has been particularly effective …


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted March 2, 2017

RNA Labs—How they Impact the Medical World

Ribonucleic Acid, otherwise known as RNA, is the messenger that carries instructions for controlling the synthesis of proteins from Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). The central dogma of molecular biology states that “DNA makes RNA makes protein."  However, for the proteins, which are the final product, to work properly, the RNA needs to be “edited," …


  • By Deepti Babu, MS, CGC
  • Posted December 23, 2016

New Research on Male Breast Cancer: Unexpected Results and Insights

Breast cancer in men may be rare in the average population, but is far more common in people with an underlying genetic predisposition. Finding a cancer gene mutation in a man with breast cancer can drastically impact medical management for him and his family members (who may otherwise not be screened for the disease). Current guidelines recommend …


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted December 18, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Battle for the Breasts Winners!

The Mauli Ola Foundation has announced the winning team of their 3rd annual Battle for the Breasts (B4TB) online surf contest, as of the end of October, which was also Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a proud sponsor of the competition, Ambry would like to congratulate the winning team of professional surfer, Dimity Stoyle of Maroochydore, Queensland, …


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted December 14, 2016

Dr. Fergus Couch Talks with Ambry about Recent Study Findings

At Ambry we had the exciting opportunity to talk with Dr. Fergus Couch, Mayo Clinic Researcher, about his involvement with our Mayo Clinic research collaboration.  “Breast cancer risks associated with mutations in cancer predisposition genes identified by clinical genetic testing of 60,000 breast cancer patients,” which was the largest hereditary …


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted November 16, 2016

Quality Genetic Testing and Why it Matters on Lifetime's 'Access Health' Television

Genetic testing has become an impactful method for clinicians to help their patients confirm their chances of inheriting a genetic disease. Testing quality is an imperative element in determining a patient’s next steps and whether their family members should also be tested.  On November 16th, Ambry CEO Aaron Elliott, PhD and Robina Smith, …


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted November 7, 2016

Ambry Execs Discuss the Importance of Genetic Testing on Lifetime's "Access Health" Program

Genetic testing has helped research for breast cancer progress immeasurably, and thanks to some high profile cases, more women are opting for genetic testing when they go in for mammograms and other checkups. As a result, more companies are offering a variety of genetic tests geared towards detecting mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Though …


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted October 26, 2016

Research Shows BRCA2 may be Linked to Brain Tumors

In 2016, it is estimated that 246,660 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 2,600 cases in men and out of those cases, only about 5-10% will be hereditary. The most common cause for hereditary breast cancer cases are due to mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Thanks to recent research at Ambry, it …


  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted October 20, 2016

Ambry Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October

  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ambry is proud to support many non-profit foundations and organizations, including the Mauli Ola Foundation’s 3rd annual Battle for the Breasts (B4TB). The B4TB is an online surf contest featuring 16 professional women surfers who are each paired with cancer clinics and/or foundations. Each …