comscoreGenetics, Genetic Testing, and Breast Cancer: Part 1

Genetics, Genetic Testing, and Breast Cancer: Part 1

Cristina Nixon, licensed certified genetic counselor, discusses genetic mutations and which are linked with breast cancer risk.
Oct 19, 2016

This is part one of three-part podcast on genetics and breast cancer with Cristina. Listen to this podcast to hear her explain:

  • the difference between a genetic abnormality and a genetic mutation

  • what the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes do in the body and why having a mutation in one of them increases the risk of breast cancer

  • other genes besides the BRCA genes that are linked to a higher risk of breast cancer

  • other types of cancer that are linked to a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Listen to part 2 of the series.

Listen to part 3 of the series.

About the guest
Cristina Nixon Headshot
Cristina Nixon, MS, LCGC

Affiliations: Main Line Health, Genetics and Risk Assessment Program at Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: genetic counseling, cancer genetics, cancer
risk assessment

Cristina Nixon is a licensed certified genetic counselor with the Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program at Main Line Health in Pennsylvania. In addition to counseling patients, she also assists with research, including a study looking at multi-gene panels in BRCA1/BRCA2-positive families. Cristina also has completed the City of Hope’s intensive course in cancer risk assessment.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:46 PM

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