Access Health Partners with Myriad Genetics to Educate Public on Hereditary Cancer & Genetic Testing

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Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc. joins host, Ereka Vetrini, and a team of experts for a special, patient-focused segment.

(DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG – March 29, 2016) Access Health®, a magazine-style health and wellness series, welcomes experts in the field of hereditary cancer on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®, with an encore presentation on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Individuals diagnosed with hereditary cancer syndromes such as Lynch syndrome and Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) are at significantly higher risk of developing cancer than the general population. In this special episode of Access Health, viewers will hear from experts in the field of hereditary cancer, including certified genetic counselor Marianne Lotito and Angelina Jolie’s breast surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk.

In regards to the show, Dr. Kristi Funk, MD said, “I am excited to be a part of this special episode of Access Health which educates individuals on the importance of cancer family history and the role genetic testing plays in understanding both individual cancer risk and related medical management options.” The program discusses the value of knowing personal and family cancer history, follows the inspirational journeys of two families affected by hereditary cancer and highlights how genetic testing positively impacted their lives and families. The program also discusses hereditary cancer resources including Myriad’s Hereditary Cancer Quiz that helps individuals learn about  their hereditary cancer risk. The Hereditary Cancer Quiz is an online resource that guides individuals through a simple quiz to evaluate their personal/family cancer history and whether they may be candidates for genetic testing. The tool then generates a family history overview that can be shared with healthcare providers. To take the Hereditary Cancer Quiz, please visit http://www.hcq.myriad.com.

 

About Myriad Genetics

For more than 25 years, Myriad Genetics, Inc., has been a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics.  Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.  Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives:  transitioning and expanding its hereditary cancer testing markets, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets.  For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the company’s website: http://www.myriad.com/.

 

About Access Health

Access Health is a powerful and engaging half-hour health and wellness series premiering on the Lifetime channel, anchored by a panel of three renowned experts who tackle the important fitness, medical and nutrition topics of the day. The show educates and entertains with ideas on the best ways to get your body moving, revolutionary cuisine and the newest medical practices, all to empower women and give them access to healthier living solutions. To learn more about Access Health, please visit http://www.accesshealth.tv and like us on Facebook.