The importance of hereditary genes to cancer susceptibility

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Published: 14 Nov 2012
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Dr Judy Garber – Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA

Dr Judy Garber outlines some of the genes that have recently been connected with cancer prevalence, and explains the implications of these newly identified cancer sub-types.

 

Dr Garber also considers the potential benefits of gene sequencing but warns of the potentially prohibitive cost of personalised medicines.