MELBOURNE, Australia, May 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX: GTG; NASDAQ: GENE, “Company”, “GTG”) a global leader in genomics-based tests in health, wellness and serious disease is pleased to announce that the Company’s geneType Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Test featured on “The Balancing Act” program, which is broadcast on national television in the United States.
Breast cancer risk is more than family history. In the United States 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime and around 85% of those women will have no family history of the disease. The estimated number of new breast cancer cases in the United States was 287,850 in 20221. More than 45 million screening-age women in the United States qualify for routine breast cancer screening, most of whom don’t actually understand their risk or whether they might be eligible for risk-reduction from supplemental surveillance2.
GeneType for Breast Cancer provides a comprehensive risk prediction score based on a woman’s personal clinical and genetic factors from a simple saliva sample, enabling women to take a proactive and preventive approach to their health.
In the segment Dr. Carolynn Young and Dr. Joel Evans discuss factors that influence breast cancer risk and the clinical utility of geneType for Breast Cancer. Dr. Carolynn Young promotes our geneType test for Breast Cancer as a great tool for women wanting to know and reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
“I really feel like this is taking a giant step forward in helping us understand our individual risk and what we can do to change that.” says Dr. Young.
Dr. Evans commented that he believes “the best way to look at breast cancer risk is through the geneType collection kit.” GeneType for Breast Cancer integrates over 300 genetic markers for breast cancer as well as clinical and familial factors to give a comprehensive and individualized risk prediction score.
Find out your underlying genetic risk of developing breast cancer with geneType - so that you and your doctor can have proactive discussions about your health, which could include adapting your screening intervals and types, and making lifestyle modifications to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Learn more about geneType for Breast Cancer at GeneType Breast Cancer Test USA
The test is now commercially available with further information available from GeneType.com.
About Genetic Technologies Limited
Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX: GTG; Nasdaq: GENE) is a diversified molecular diagnostics company. A global leader in genomics-based tests in health, wellness and serious disease through its geneType and EasyDNA brands. GTG offers cancer predictive testing and assessment tools to help physicians to improve health outcomes for people around the world. The company has a proprietary risk stratification platform that has been developed over the past decade and integrates clinical and genetic risk to deliver actionable outcomes to physicians and individuals. Leading the world in risk prediction in oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, Genetic Technologies continues to develop risk assessment products. For more information, please visit www.genetype.com
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1 American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2022
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