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Fall 2019
  Genetic Testing: A Story, A Practical Tool

Yasmin Nasrati 2   Catherine Goudie

Genetic Testing Led Yasmin to a Lifetime of Cancer Screening 

It all started with Yasmin's brother who was diagnosed with colon cancer before he was even a teen. When Yasmin and her siblings underwent genetic testing, doctors discovered Yasmin has a gene mutation, which increases her risk of acquiring  malignancies and other serious health concerns. 
Read Yasmin Nasrati's Story» 

POGO Fellow Evaluates Referral Tool for Genetic Testing 

In most hospitals worldwide, there are many considerations surrounding the administration of genetic tests. So, imagine if health teams had a tool to help them better determine and prioritize those children to refer for genetic testing? POGO-funded research looks to be a game changer.   
Learn More about Dr. Catherine Goudie's Research» 
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Jill Ross A Conversation with POGO's CEO: The Childhood Cancer Care Plan One Year Later 
"The Childhood Cancer Care Plan is a system plan," says Jill Ross. "In addition to POGO, it will take the collaborative efforts of survivors, patients and families, clinical care providers of all types, government, donors and others to achieve its goals. An excellent example of this collaboration is POGO’s work on the Plan’s strategic objective to promote effective and appropriate care for adolescents and young adults (AYA) treated in all settings."
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Toronto Women's Run Fall 2019 Champion Kids' Cancer Care from the Course
Join POGO for the final run of the Toronto Women's Run Series 2019 season! On October 12, hit the course with hundreds of women for the 8k/5k and raise some much needed funds for kids with cancer, all while living a healthy active lifestyle. Not to mention, when you raise a minimum of $250 you'll get to run your race for FREE!
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