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Welcome to the Show
Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. First up, in this week’s nursing news items, we’ll look at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report on how nurses can be agents of change in building healthier communities through creation of a culture of health and wellness.
Then in this week’s special interview segment, I have an interview with a cancer survivor, her daughter, and their doctor involved in helping them make future breast cancer prevention and diagnosis decisions based on genetic testing. How will this change the future of breast cancer awareness and diagnosis? We’ll find out about that and more later in this episode after the news.
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Tip of the Week – Genetics and Breast Cancer Awareness
Last year Angelina Jolie has told the world about her health journey of managing hereditary risk of breast and ovarian cancer, discussing her family history, getting genetic testing and ultimately deciding to undergo surgeries to reduce risk. Many people read her OpEd and followed news reports on the topic. But what is that path like for people facing the same decisions without a spotlight?
Cancer survivor Sandy Burris and her daughter Amanda know. They, too, have a long family history of breast cancer, including Sandy’s personal experience with the disease. They chose for Amanda to do genetic testing and are sharing how they worked with their physician to understand Amanda’s risk and options.
Sandy and Amanda will be joined by leading breast cancer expert Dr. Ora Karp Gordon. Dr. Gordon is Director of the GenRISK Adult GeneticsProgram at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the largest clinical adult genetics program on the West Coast. Dr. Gordon’s primary area of research is the prevention of breast cancer in high-risk patients, focusing on clinical prevention trials and novel genetic tests for breast cancer risk assessment. Let’s check out my interview with them about this important advance in prevention and diagnosis.
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Other Podcasts from Jamie Davis:
- The MedicCast (for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS field work)
- Insights in Nursing
- Nursing Notes Live (for Johnson and Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future)
- Innovations in Patient Care (sponsored by Physio-Control)
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