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Laura Panos

Laura is a certified genetic counselor who works at Baylor Health Care System. She sees patients who have hereditary conditions or are at risk to develop conditions based on family history and provides them with testing, education, support, and resources.

How Decoding Annie Parker Changed Breast Cancer Treatment Forever

As genetics has become more and more significant in healthcare, the media coverage has certainly increased.  And now, genes, genetic testing, and the personal stories deeply entwined with the process have become story lines for major motion pictures. I was given an opportunity to attend one of the first showings of Decoding Annie Parker on April …

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Did You Inherit a Cancer Risk?

You may have joked about how you inherited your father’s blue eyes and your mother’s skills in the kitchen, or perhaps your uncle’s sense of humor or your grandfather’s high cholesterol. But have you ever wondered about inheriting a risk to develop cancer? Some people are born with a genetic risk to develop cancer. If …

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