Genetics

Increased genetic testing could identify concealed cardiomyopathy

Researchers from the Centenary Institute have found that concealed cardiomyopathy is an important cause of sudden cardiac death where no cause is found from autopsy—and that genetic testing can help identify cases of concealed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Genetic counseling after cancer diagnosis

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two months ago. My oncologist recommended that I undergo genetic testing as part of the treatment plan. Why is this recommended since I already have cancer? What is the benefit of testing? ...

Genetics

Genes to potentially diagnose long-term Lyme disease identified

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have identified 35 genes that are particularly highly expressed in people with long-term Lyme disease. These genes could potentially be used as biomarkers ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ovarian cancer detection takes a step forward

A new type of technology can capture stray ovarian cancer cells from a simple blood test and successfully predict cancer in people who have a lesion or cyst in the pelvic region, according to a new study by a Wilmot Cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic discovery could improve treatment of colorectal cancer

EPFL scientists have discovered a rare gene in the tumors of some colorectal cancer patients. This finding could lead to more accurate diagnoses and, eventually, personalized treatments that target the protein expressed by ...

Oncology & Cancer

Variants in BRCA1/2 and MMR genes in children with cancer

Pathogenic variants in BRCA1/2 genes are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer in adults, and variants in mismatch repair (MMR) genes increase the risk of gastrointestinal and other cancers. Until ...

Oncology & Cancer

9 common questions about genetic testing for cancer

Your genes play a role in nearly all areas of your health. A gene is like an instruction manual for your body that tells your body how to function, develop and stay healthy. People have about 20,000 genes in their bodies.

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