Cancer Genetics

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:00am
Our understanding of the genetic impact on cancer risk continues to evolve rapidly, and scientific advances in the field have led to significant changes in genetic screening for cancer risk in terms of what we test for, whom we test and how we test.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 8:00am
Parents do everything they can to keep their children safe and secure. So when an unexpected cancer diagnosis hits, it’s scary to think that you might have passed your cancer risk along to your children. For almost 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor, there’s one question: “Is it hereditary?”
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:44am
Unfortunately, most pancreatic cancer cases are not found until the disease has reached stage IV.
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 8:59am
By studying similarities in high-risk individuals and tracing connections between their blood relatives, researchers are helping solve the mysteries of a disease that is usually diagnosed in the late stages, when it is harder to treat. Understanding who is at risk — and why — “could fuel new ways to prevent and treat ovarian cancer."
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 1:31pm
Epigenetics describes how normal genes that control the body’s functions can be switched on or off by different exposures and experiences, from before birth through adulthood. These changes could potentially affect the health of our offspring for generations.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:52am

A genetic consultation is often recommended for people who are concerned about their risk for cancer due to a personal or family history of cancer.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 3:42pm
People with Down syndrome have an increased risk of developing very specific types of childhood leukemia, but Eugene Yu, PhD, has an additional reason to focus on the genetic mysteries of Down syndrome.