- Find out who’s at risk for inherited breast cancer.
- Learn about the genetic testing process.
- Know when genetic testing is useful and when it isn’t.
Are you concerned about inherited breast cancer? Breast cancer can be passed down in families and can be more common in certain ethnic groups. Join board-certified genetic counselor Whitney Ducaine to learn how heredity might influence your risk for this disease. Don’t miss her webinar, “Breast Cancer and Your Inherited Risk,” hosted by WebMD.
She’ll explain how genes play a role in some forms of breast cancer and the ins and outs of genetic testing. Ducaine will elaborate on the testing process, when it’s helpful and when it isn’t, and how to decide if it’s right for you.
Whitney Ducaine is a board-certified genetic counselor with more than 17 years of experience within the field. Her passion for assisting patients with hereditary and non-hereditary forms of breast cancer fueled her pursuit to become a certified breast patient navigator in breast management in 2013. She began her work with InformedDNA in 2010 and is currently InformedDNA's director of cancer genetics services. Prior to joining InformedDNA, she served as a genetic counselor for the Beaumont Cancer Genetics Program at William Beaumont Hospital and at Magee-Women’s Hospital. Her lifelong dedication to helping others through science is evident from her work as a research specialist at Emory University's Department of Urology, advancing knowledge of prostate cancer mechanisms, and her experience assisting individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina with DNA identification through the Louisiana Family Assistance Center in 2006.
Whitney holds a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a B.S. in biology from the University of Georgia.