Tag Archives: Genetic

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening

“Unfortunately, insurance companies pay attention to these guidelines,” said Dr. Peter Beitsch, co-author of the study and a cancer surgeon practicing in Texas. Insurance companies and other payers reimburse genetic testing — or not — based on the guidelines. The result: Patients without genetic test results might not receive the appropriate treatment for their cancer,… Read More »

PTEN Genetic Test

What is a PTEN genetic test? A PTEN genetic test looks for a change, known as a mutation, in a gene called PTEN. Genes are the basic units of heredity passed down from your mother and father. The PTEN gene helps stop the growth of tumors. It’s known as a tumor suppressor. A tumor suppressor… Read More »