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Drs. Elena Stoffel and Jennifer Griggs, co-principal investigators of the Michigan Genetic Hereditary Testing (MiGHT) Study, discuss the importance of knowing your family health history. Read/download the podcast transcript.

Additional resources: MiGHT Study Family History Tool


When it comes to breast and ovarian cancer risk, there is talk about BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. In this episode we talk with genetic counselor, Kara Milliron, about BRCA and how it effects not only breast and ovarian cancer but other inherited cancers.

Read/download the Understanding BRCA Gene Mutation transcript.


Oncologist and Director of the University of Michigan Cancer Genetics Clinic, Elena Stoffel, M.D., shares the ins and outs of when, who and if you should have genetic testing.

Read/download the Understanding Cancer Genetics transcript.


Cancer genetics experts will answer share and discuss what you should know about your hereditary risk, when and if you should get tested and the latest research.


An overview of understanding inherited risk for cancer and why genetic testing could help in determining if someone might be at risk. This video is a joint effort between the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Cancer Genetics Program and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.