Hereditary Cancer & Disease Prevention LabColoCRM2018-11-01T20:53:38+00:00
Hereditary Cancer & Disease Prevention Lab
ARE YOU A CARRIER OF A CANCER GENE? YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ELIMINATE THE CANCER MUTATION FROM YOUR FAMILY TREE FOREVER.
CCRM’s Hereditary Cancer and Disease Prevention Lab provides prospective families with a history of inherited cancers with in-house, state-of-the-art genetic testing via preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). This remarkable scientific technology helps to eliminate inheritable cancers from families for generations to come.
HOW DOES PGT WORK?
PGT is performed in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to determine if the inherited cancer mutation has been passed on to an embryo. The testing involves removing a few cells from a preimplantation embryo and screening for inherited genetic mutations. Following the testing, the couple or mother can then choose to transfer the unaffected, cancer mutation-free embryos into the uterus and/or store them for future use.
WHAT CANCERS CAN CCRM TEST FOR?
CCRM can screen for any known familial cancer mutation. There are dozens of cancer mutations that have been identified to date, including:
Ovarian/fallopian tube cancer
BETTER SCIENCE. BETTER ODDS.
CCRM is the only fertility center in the U.S. with its own dedicated genetics lab and team of molecular genetic scientists. Led by world-renowned
reproductive geneticist Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD, CCRM’s team brings another level of expertise to the testing process.