Medical Students Learn About Hereditary Stomach Cancer at Philadelphia Teaching Hospital

Fourth year medical students at Thomas Jefferson University are given real-world insight into the minds of genetic cancer patients as part of their class, Scientific Foundation of Clinical Medicine. The class teaches students about the integration of science into patient … Read More…


Rules on Genetic Information

GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, offers protection to employees from discrimination based upon genetic information.

Title I: Genetic Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance
Title II: Prohibiting Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Genetic information
Title III: Miscellaneous Provisions

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“Top Medical Advances of the Decade” include mapping the human genome; CDH1 gene mutation is example

Watch the video about Mapping the Human Genome and Stomach Cancer.

“Good Morning America” considers the discovery of genetic markers such as the one causing HDGC to be one of the top medical advances of the decade. Stomach cancer … Read More…


CDH1 gene mutation causes stomach cancer: How is it inherited?

CDH1 Mutations and Inheritance

By Amy Stettner, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Madison, WI

Our bodies are made up of trillions of tiny cells. We have skin cells, muscle cells, bone cells, stomach cells, etc. Each cell contains a copy of … Read More…


Know Your Family History: The importance of communication and record-keeping

As we now know, hereditary diffuse gastric cancer is a rare inherited syndrome that is caused by a genetic mutation in the CDH1…  Read More


SELF Magazine 2009 Health Handbook

Healthy days ahead!

Easy, effective ways to make the most of your unique DNA.

The February 2009 issue of Self Magazine includes a section titled 2009 Health Handbook which features information about Genetics and your health.  The handbook is divided … Read More…


Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination

The article “Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination” appears in the November 2008 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, a State Bar of Wisconsin publication. “The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits health insurance and employment discrimination based on a person’s genetic information. … Read More…


The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act

The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act was proposed more than 10 years ago to protect individuals with genetic mutations as the source of potential diseases, such as HDGC. Those who needed the most protection were asymptomatic individuals, with no diagnosed illness, who were … Read More…


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