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A US Supreme Court ruling that banned genetic patents in the case involving the one company which could test for the bracket -- As -- the playing field to test for the human gene linked to breast and ovarian cancer.
Women and men who have a history of these two types of cancer have been turning up in huge numbers to doctors and genetic counselors -- has ever cents.
Ellen Matlock is certified genetic counselor -- -- cancer center says she's had a 40% rise in calls to her office and one month.
-- -- avoid this is a great ruling by the Supreme Court we're thrilled about it but we don't want the wrong test to be ordered and to.
Really waste health care dollars.
Matlock says this creates an immediate need to invest in training genetic counselors who can -- test results and get patients the right kind of care.
Five years from now we will not have the resources and last we start building right now.
And I realize there -- a lot of cutbacks in health care it's kind of a difficult time to launch new programs.
It's not this is not an option.
Lisa slugger with the national nonprofit organization force.
Facing our risk of cancer says without the proper training even professionals can't be expected to advise patients on the appropriate treatment.
And fortunately we've had women advised to go for it with prophylactic surgery -- we've had women remove healthy ovaries.
Based on wrong information from doctors he didn't really understand.
What a -- -- significance lies.
Companies are now offering multi plex testing where they test for more than just the bracket -- Looking for other hereditary cancer mutations where there might be overlap leaving patients to tell a fine line between being proactive in your help.
And undergoing too much testing.
In New York Laura Ingle Fox News.
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