Posts in the “Genetic Testing Genetic Testing” category:

Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel mutations in a well-known cancer-causing pathway in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common subtype of lung cancer. Knowledge of these genomic changes may expand the number of possible therapeutic targets for this disease and potentially identify a greater number of patients with treatable mutations […]

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 6th, 2014 |

A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease – and the best possible treatment – all in a single test. Researchers are set to begin clinical trials using a more comprehensive testing method that looks for all of the known genes that may be […]

The Search for Genes That Prevent Disease

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 29th, 2014 |

What can we learn from people with genetic predispositions to a disease who never end up getting sick? The X-Men’s mutations gave them superpowers. Telepathy. Flight. Teleportation. Some scientists believe that there may be some among us who have a superpower in our genes, too—the ability, against all odds, to stay healthy. Finding these people […]

Next- Generation Sequencing in Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Oncology Live Author: No author Panelists: Mark G. Kris, MD, MSKCC; Corey J. Langer, MD, Penn; Benjamin P. Levy, MD, Mount Sinai; Mark A. Socinski, MD, UPMC; Heather A. Wakelee, MD, Stanford Follow link above to watch video Molecular pathology has become an integral part of thoracic oncology, as […]

Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer: Study

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: U.S. News Author: No author TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Testing lung cancer patients’ tumors for various gene mutations may help doctors choose the best treatment, and possibly extend people’s lives, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the May 21 Journal of the […]

Physicians Target the Genes of Lung, Colon Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 16th, 2014 |

Date: 4/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Morgan Sherburne University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source. In late January, researchers in the new UF Health Precision Cancer Care Program began sequencing the genes […]

Lung Cancer: Germline Mutation Predisposes Women Who Never Smoked

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 24th, 2014 |

Date: 3/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Research Author: N/A Dr. Gazdar: We describe the characteristics of lung cancers arising in subjects who inherited a germline mutation that predisposes to lung cancer. The mutation is rare in the general populations, and is inherited equally by both sexes. However it is a potent predisposing gene, and […]

Characteristics of Lung Cancer Arising in Germline EGFR T790M Mutation Carriers

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 21st, 2014 |

Date: 3/21/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: No author Two studies are providing new insight into germline epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation in familial non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The findings suggest the need for tailored approaches for early detection and treatment, as well as for genetic testing to identify carriers. […]

Biologists Get a New View of Tumors’ Evaluation

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 17th, 2014 |

Date: 3/17/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author Cancer cells undergo extensive genetic alterations as they grow and spread through the body. Some of these mutations, known as “drivers,” help spur cells to grow out of control, while others (“passengers”) are merely along for the ride. MIT cancer biologists at the […]

A Catalog of Cancer Genes That’s Done, Or Just a Start

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 6th, 2014 |

News Headline: A Catalog of Cancer Genes That’s Done, Or Just a Start Date: 2/6/14 Outlet Full Name: New York Times Author: Carl Zimmer Cancer is a disease of genes gone wrong. When certain genes mutate, they make cells behave in odd ways. The cells divide swiftly, they hide from the immune system that […]