Genetics & Research

Genes are the building blocks of DNA and your genes can determine the likelihood of developing cancers.

At Bluem, we believe learning your family history allows you to take steps to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer. Nearly 10% of colorectal cancer instances are due to specific inherited conditions that make it more likely that some people will develop polyps and/or colorectal cancer.


Living With Lynch

AliveAndKickn and the Colon Cancer Coalition are pleased to launch Living with Lynch, a collaboration with the goal to educate the one in 279 Americans who live with Lynch syndrome – including the 95% of those who don’t know they have it.

National Society of Genetic Counselors

The National Society of Genetic Counselors advances the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services.

MNGCA – Minnesota Genetic Counselors Association

MNGCA empowers patients and families by linking them with support groups, resources, and genetic counselors who can help them better understand the hereditary condition they face and incorporate that information into their lives.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
Hereditary Cancer and Genetics

Based on genetic test results and family cancer history, the Clinical Genetics Service (CGS) provides patients and family members with recommendations for surveillance and risk reduction.


AliveAndKickn’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome and associated cancers through research, education and screening.

ClinWiki for Lynch Syndrome

ClinWiki allows the crowd to contribute their collective knowledge to improve clinical trial information for everyone. Contributors include patients, family members, doctors, scientists or anyone with insights to share.


American Association of Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the first and largest cancer research organization dedicated to accelerating the conquest of cancer.

American Institute for Cancer Research

AICR champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that they can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. is a privately-owned company whose mission is to help consumers make better healthcare decisions.


Medvizor’s mission is to Improve the lives of people with serious or chronic medical conditions and of those who care for them and effectively apply software and the social web to the field of health for the betterment of humanity.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.

National Institutes of Health

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH works to prevent disease and improve health.


OncoLink was the first cancer information website on the Internet, started in 1994, and remains one of the largest. This award-winning site is maintained by a group of oncology healthcare professionals who understand the needs of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.