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News tagged ‘Genetics’ clear

  • Dr. Judy Garber commented on the increasing number of women who undergo genetic testing and then choose double mastectomies.

     

Tags: Genetics

  • Dr. Ursula Matulonis commented on a study that found women with BRCA-1 mutations can reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer if they get their ovaries removed by age 35.

Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, Genetics

  • Researchers say they are achieving success in curing the genetic defect that causes some children to be born without immune defenses, according to Dr. David Williams from Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Genetics

  • Lung cancer among younger, healthier, and non-smoking individuals "seems to be emerging as its own subtype of lung cancer — one for which new, powerful treatments are needed to make it a livable disease" said Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard, a lung cancer specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: LungCancer, Genetics

  • Dr. Levi Garraway is studying cancer’s genetic features as part of a larger movement toward personalized or precision medicine, which aims to tailor disease prevention and treatment to an individual patient.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genetics

  • Dr. Mehra Golshan said Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy might help save lives by raising awareness about the need for genetic testing.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics

  • Dr. James Bradner talks about a study he led showing a new way to use JQ1, the molecule that his lab created,to repair damaged hearts after overwhelming stress.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Genetics

  • MolecularMD has obtained patent rights to technology—jointly owned by researchers at Dana-Farber and the Broad Institute. MolecularMD said it is developing diagnostic assays for use in clinical trials exploring the efficacy of targeted therapies.

Tags: BasicResearch, TargetedTherapy, Genetics

  • Dr. Huma Rana joins other Boston medical experts to say the latest science backs up Angelina Jolie's choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

  • Dr. Sharon Bober said there are women who undergo a preventive double mastectomy, but never tell because they may not get the same support as women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

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