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Empower

Hereditary cancer testing, made accessible

Empower is a genetic test for those who want to know more about their risk for developing cancer or why it might be common in their family.

Empower tests up to 53 genes associated with risk for common hereditary cancers using blood or saliva samples. Results are delivered within 2-3 weeks.

The Empower Hereditary Cancer Test is Designed with Your Practice in Mind

Four panel options with up to 53 genes across eight common hereditary cancer types

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Patient management recommendations based on medical guidelines

Actionable Reports to guide next steps, including:

  • Screenings that detect cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage
  • Risk-reducing medications and surgeries
  • Surgical or therapeutic decisions for patients diagnosed with cancer
  • Informing family members to help them proactively manage hereditary cancer risk

Natera is committed to patient affordability

Natera is pleased to be an in-network provider with most health plans, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare.

For patients without adequate insurance coverage, Natera also offers self-pay pricing and compassionate care options.

Many patients at high risk for hereditary cancer are not tested

~80% of women at “high risk” for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer never discussed genetic testing with their health care provider

~69% of individuals at risk for Lynch syndrome were never advised by their health care provider to undergo genetic testing

Disclaimers : Bellcross CA, Peipins LA, McCarty FA, Rodriguez JL, et al. Genet Med. Characteristics associated with genetic counseling referral and BRCA1/2 testing among women in a large integrated health system. 2015 Jan;17(1):43–50.

Patel SG, Ahnen DJ, Kinney AY, et al. Am J Gastroenterol. Knowledge and uptake of genetic counseling and colonoscopic screening among individuals at increased risk for lynch syndrome and their endoscopists from the family health promotion project. 2016 Feb;111(2):285-93.

When to consider hereditary cancer testing

Personal or family history of cancer at age 50 or younger

Personal or family history of ovarian, male breast or pancreatic cancer

Multiple cancers or tumors on the same side of the family

Ashkenazi ancestry

Your patient is concerned about other familial cancer patterns

Is Empower right for you?

We’re here to help you find out

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