In the fall of 2018, Oneinforty established the Prevent Hereditary Cancer Coalition (PHCC). We are a diverse group of organizations and individual leaders from around the world committed to health care policy and practice reform that leads to the prevention of cancers caused by inherited gene mutations.
As an initial effort, we are requesting that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) expand its Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian Cancer clinical practice guideline to recommend that all men and women who have at least one Eastern European Jewish (i.e., Ashkenazi) grandparent be screened for BRCA gene mutations, including individuals who have no known family history of the BRCA cancers. This modification to NCCN guidelines would save countless lives, as research shows that about half of the people who have a BRCA gene mutation have no known family history of the associated cancers.
Oneinforty Founder & Executive Director Lauren Corduck presented on this topic at the 2018 NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit on December 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. The theme of the Summit was Advocating for Equity in Cancer Care. Here's a film of her presentation:
PHCC Member Individuals
Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, MD, FACOG