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Genetics & Cancer

Cancer Genetics or Genomics — Is There a Difference?
Genetics & Cancer
Genetics and genomics are terms that relate to genes that are involved in cancer. Often used interchangeably, the terms actually refer to different things.
Genetic Influences in Multiple Myeloma
Genetics & CancerMultiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer; the cause of this cancer is not yet known. Although it is not considered a hereditary cancer and does not run in families, many genetic factors, especially genetic alterations (mutations) and chromosome abnormalities, play a role in multiple myeloma, as in many other cancers.
Should I Get Tested? The Benefits and Risks of Genetic Testing
Genetics & Cancer
At the Women’s Survivors Alliance SURVIVORville 2015 meeting, Sara Lewis, MS, LCGC, Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discussed the key issues that arise before people pursue the option of genetic testing.
Genetic Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma
Genetics & CancerMultiple Myeloma
The risks for multiple myeloma, a rare and aggressive blood cancer, have long been linked to increasing age (older than 65), male sex, and African-American race. However, researchers are now looking into genetic risk factors to better understand and treat the disease.
Genetic Testing for Cancer
Genetics & Cancer
Did you know that about 5% to 10% of cancers are hereditary? If you didn’t, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Read about the role of genetics in cancer.
What You Need to Know About Cancer Genetics & Genomics
Genetics & Cancer
Everyone is familiar with the word “cancer.” But when cancer impacts you or your family, it takes on a whole new meaning, literally.

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