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Genetics & Cancer

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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