23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report* that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTYH gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best studied in people of Northern European descent. In January, 23andMe received FDA clearance to offer […]

Beth Chapman, co-star of Dog the Bounty Hunter, dies of cancer at 51

Beth Chapman, co-star of Dog the Bounty Hunter, dies of cancer at 51

HONOLULU—Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the Dog the Bounty Hunter reality-TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as leader of a national bail agents’ organization, has died. A family spokeswoman, Mona Wood-Sword, said in a statement that Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen’s Medical Center after an almost […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother dies after battle with cancer

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built cars for various racers including […]

'I'm feeling good': Alex Trebek shares update on cancer treatment

'I'm feeling good': Alex Trebek shares update on cancer treatment

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says he’s feeling good as he continues cancer therapy, and is already working on the next season of the hit quiz show. [embedded content] In a new video posted on the Jeopardy YouTube page, the Sudbury, Ont.,-born TV personality is seen on the show’s set, where he notes it’s the last day of […]

Grocery price check, cancer missed by Pap smear and WOW airline: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Grocery price check, cancer missed by Pap smear and WOW airline: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. Kia, Hyundai sued for allegedly selling defective vehicles A group of vehicle owners has filed a class-action lawsuit against Kia and Hyundai saying the companies knowingly sold […]

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe received FDA clearance to report on the two most common genetic variants influencing what is called MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. This new clearance is part of 23andMe’s ongoing efforts to work with the FDA to offer additional Genetic Health Risk reports as part of its Health + Ancestry Service. “We […]

Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Several heart and high blood pressure drugs that contain valsartan are being recalled because of a substance that can cause cancer. Health Canada says the medications were supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of China and that the valsartan used in the affected products contains an impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a potential carcinogen […]