• By Jodi Tahsler
  • Posted June 14, 2023

Passing on a Legacy of Health: Ben Huebsch Shares His BRCA Story for Men’s Health Week

Ben Huebsch was inspired to become an educator because of his mother’s advice to give back to his community. He loves his job as a middle school principal: he gets a front-row seat to the impact a dedicated staff can have on young lives! He is continuing his mother’s legacy by sharing his firsthand experience with BRCA testing for…

  • By Mary Pritzlaff, MS, CGC
  • Posted June 15, 2020

Study Finds Key Predictors of Positive Genetic Test Results in Men with Prostate Cancer

Genetic testing can identify men with prostate cancer who have pathogenic variants in genes associated with hereditary cancer. Results of genetic testing may be useful to inform treatment and management, identify men who are at greater risk for aggressive prostate cancer, and provide information about increased risks for other cancers for both…

  • By Virginia Speare, PhD, CGC
  • Posted November 20, 2018

Answering 4 Important Questions about Genetic Testing for Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer

Hearing the words pancreatic cancer brings to mind thoughts of my neighbor, a gentle man and a physician well loved by the community, who in the 1990s suddenly was diagnosed with this disease and passed away. Pancreatic cancer is rare until you know someone who has the disease. With so many advancements in our understanding of pancreatic cancer,…

  • By AJ Stuenkel
  • Posted June 12, 2018

Real Men Go to the Doctor

Throughout the month of June many 5ks will be run, fundraisers and educational fairs will take place, and blue will be worn, all in the name of Men’s Health. In the U.S., June is designated as Men’s Health Month while June 11-18 is recognized internationally as Men’s Health Week, with goal of both to “heighten the awareness of preventable…

  • By Vanessa Petersen
  • Posted October 24, 2017

I Mustache You a Question...

Did you know that 1 in 8 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? And that your risk is increased if you have a brother or father who has been diagnosed? You may never know that men and their families are quietly battling this disease, even though the statistics are the same for women and breast cancer. So why does…

  • By Brian Helfand, MD, PhD
  • Posted September 7, 2017

How Genetic Testing Can Benefit Your Urology Practice

An estimated 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017; early detection is critical for successful treatment of this disease. We hope that Prostate Cancer Awareness Month will bring more men to their healthcare providers asking about prostate cancer screening or about their risk of developing this disease. Genetic testing for…

  • By Randall Kam
  • Posted September 1, 2017

Fit for the Fight: How I Ran 17 Marathons with Prostate Cancer

CANCER - I had a deep, visceral fear as my father, aunts, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, and father-in-law were stricken byt he disease over the years. In an effort to avoid being struck as well, I tried to stay healthy: running often, eating a low carb diet full of veggies and lean protein. In 2010, I took my first PSA (prostate specific antigen)…

  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted November 3, 2016

Ambry Supports 'Movember' with Clinical Research, Testing Menu Updates and...Mustaches

The many male faces at Ambry are becoming a little scruffier in support of ‘Movember,’ an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about men’s health. While our guys forgo the barber and/or a daily shave, at Ambry, the meaning behind ‘Movember’ goes deeper than the mustachioed men on campus. Ambry’s constant push for more clinical…

  • By Jackie Connor
  • Posted October 12, 2016

New Study Reflects Need for Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer Patients

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently released a study, which concluded that 11.8% of metastatic prostate cancer cases were caused by germline gene mutations leading to hereditary prostate cancer. The study involved 692 men from the United States and United Kingdom who have documented metastatic prostate cancer. Eighty-four germline…