what is the connection?
Aunt Sarah died of breast cancer. Grandpa Jack died of stroke. Cousin Ed died on the golf course.
But, what's the connection to your health?
Your family health history can affect your chances of getting a disease.
The Genomedical Connection's goal is to learn who is more likely to get breast, ovarian or colon cancer, and thrombophilia (blood clots). We are working with two doctors' offices in Greensboro to help patients learn whether they are more likely to get these diseases, and how they can lower their risk. Your family health history can help us learn whether you might benefit from more thorough screening or genetic testing.
No more 'one size fits all' medical care. Using Aunt Sarah's and Cousin Ed's health histories to learn your chance for getting a disease allows your doctor to tailor your health care just for you.
People who take part in the family health history portion of The Genomedical Connection can also take part in other medical research. For example our scientists are looking at genetic changes that determine how you respond to the medicines you take.
Aunt Sarah's and Cousin Ed's health histories can be keys to your future good health. Take your family history to learn what your connection is to the diseases that run in your family. Click in the MeTree on your right to start your connection.