A Pink Hope program
Pink Hope's Genetic Testing Grant Program will enable women who are at increased risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer and where cost is prohibitive to self fund a timely and affordable genetic test. Our program will cover 50% of the genetic test cost offered by Color Genomics reducing the test to $200AUD thanks to our partnership with Barbells for Boobs.
Pink Hope’s Genetic Testing Grant Program will be available to Australians from November 30th 2016. A patient can apply for the grant alongside their healthcare professional. Those awarded grants will be able to purchase the test online with a unique discount code.
Who we are trying to help
The Pink Hope Genetic Testing Grant is intended to help those who are at moderate to high risk of breast and ovarian cancer, where cost is prohibitive, who have just missed out on accessing free genetic testing through the public system.
Pink Hope understands in some states there is a lengthy wait to see a Genetic Counsellor and would encourage people to consider those private clinics who bulk billed tele-health consultations. If a patient then choses to self fund genetic testing they could consider applying for the Pink Hope Genetic Testing Grant.
Considering genetic testing?
To make an informed decision when it comes to genetic testing it is recommended that the individual speak with a Genetic Counsellor. Your GP can refer you to see a Genetic Counsellor in the public or private clinics.
Barbells for Boobs is a proud partner of this grant program.
Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to ensuring everyone regardless of age, gender, income and insurance status has access to early detection services. They provide nationwide assistance to anyone with a breast concern and work with other organisations and facilities to fund early detection services. For more information see www.barbellsforboobs.org.
The test is a 30 panel test and includes testing for the following gene mutations:
ATM, BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHEK2, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, NBN, PALB2, PMS2, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53.
This is a test comprehensive for breast and ovarian cancer risk.Download a more informed look here
Our genetic testing partner
In assessing your risk of breast and ovarian cancer you should be equipped with information to discuss your risk with your healthcare professional. Pink Hope has two tools to help you learn more about your risk and to determine if a referral to a Genetic Counsellor is appropriate.
Please note grant applications will be assessed and allocated as they are received and that this is a pilot program.
People are encouraged to apply as soon as they can.
For grant eligibility and to download the application grant application form click here.
Pink Hope is a preventative health organisation working to ensure every individual can assess, manage and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, while providing personalised support for at risk women.