SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Genomics Corporation, a San Diego-based CLIA and CAP accredited
clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services globally,
announced its laboratory director, Dr. Linda Wasserman, was an honorary
speaker at the second annual National Women’s Survivors Convention. Held
last week in Nashville, Tennessee, the convention serves as a place for
women survivors of cancer to come together over issues surrounding
survivorship. The purpose of the convention is to help women re-enter
their lives by supporting, educating, and connecting them with other
women whose lives have been touched by cancer. This year’s convention
hosted more than 800 people affected by cancer.
Titled “Genetic Testing: How Can It Help My Family and Me?,” Dr.
Wasserman’s talk focused on indications for genetic testing for cancer
risk and what is involved. She discussed the benefits and risks, as well
as how cancer patients and their families can use the information.
“I was delighted to have the opportunity to present and share my
experience with people at this convention. Genetic testing is a vital
component in assessing cancer risk, and we are at a time in medical care
where this information is becoming more and more accessible,” said Dr.
Wasserman. “Our ultimate goal as a clinical laboratory is to ensure all
people who need BRCA testing get it, regardless of how much money
Dr. Wasserman is the former medical and laboratory director of the
Molecular Genetics Laboratory at UC San Diego. She established and
directed the DNA Sequencing and Molecular Pathology laboratories within
the UCSD Moores Cancer Center.
Over the last two months, Pathway
Genomics has launched a leading-edge next-generation sequencing BRCA1/2
test, called BRCATrueTM,
and co-hosted a fundraiser benefiting Susan G. Komen that raised more
than $300,000 for the organization. The company also unveiled its BRCA
One for OneTM program – for every qualified BRCATrue
test ordered, one test is donated to a person in need through
participating health care providers, up to $10 million of free testing.
It is the only program of its kind in the history of the medical
Genomics also has a very competitive and patient-friendly financial
assistance program for patients who cannot afford testing.
About Pathway Genomics Corporation
As a CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory based in San Diego,
Genomics provides physicians and their patients with actionable and
accurate genetic information to improve or maintain health and wellness.
Since its founding in 2008, Pathway
Genomics has become known for its dedication to innovation and
commitment to medical responsibility – making it a leader in the
commercial genetic testing industry. Pathway
Genomics’ testing services cover a variety of conditions including cancer
and exercise response, as well as drug response for specific
medications including those used in pain
management and mental
health. For more about Pathway
Genomics, visit www.pathway.com.
About Women Survivors Alliance
The Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) was founded in 2008 on the corner of
a napkin in a restaurant in downtown Nashville. The organization was
built over five years and has since exploded as the leading platform for
women cancer survivors to support each other, learn how to redefine
“normal” and live life after treatment. The WSA’s National Women’s
Survivors Convention attracted over a thousand attendees from all
corners of the globe in its inaugural launch in 2013, and in 2014 it is
poised to be bigger and better. The event was July 31 – August 2, 2014
in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. For more information,
contact Sheila Stewart at 303-378-2022 (c), 310-593-4413 (o), or SStewart@SheilaStewartPR.com,
or visit www.SurvivorsConvention.com.
Pathway Genomics Corporation
Zak Pugh, 858-217-4358
Source: Pathway Genomics Corporation