Michigan health plans encouraged to adopt breast cancer genomics policies

LANSING – Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the second leading cause of cancer death in women, both in Michigan and nationally. Breast and ovarian cancer can run in families and be caused by an underlying genetic change passed from parent to child. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is aiming to increase public awareness of hereditary cancers and encourages Michigan health plans to have written policies consistent with national guidelines. For … [Read more...]