Role of genomics in assessing risk, especially in ovarian cancer

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Published: 1 May 2014
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Dr Thomas Sellers - Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA

Dr Sellers talks to ecancertv at the AACR conference about his work in the field of molecular epidemiology. He stresses the need for an open multidisciplinary approach when gathering and sharing data and looking at how cancer can be prevented.

Specifically, he talks about how genomics can better inform us, not only to genetic susceptibility but the very mechanism of cancer itself.

He pays particular attention to ovarian cancer and the measures that can be taken to best prevent the disease in different individuals by better detecting their individual risk, noting the advances that have been made in this area.