Germline mutations influence risk and recovery throughout life

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Published: 1 Jul 2016
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Dr Stephen Chanock - United States National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA

Dr Chanock speaks with ecancertv at IARC 2016 about increased risk of cancer passed down through heritable genetic mutations.

Weighing genomics against the influence of environmental factors, Dr Chanock discusses a patients' polygenic risk score.

Accurate scoring and stratification may not only reflect patient susceptibility to disease, but also predict which treatments would be best tolerated and overall wellbeing.