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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Genes in the News

More and more often, headlines boast of new cancer genes found.

No wonder people are left with many unanswered questions. What is the connection between such gene discoveries and cancer? Is there a connection between genes and cancer's diagnosis or treatment? The answers to these and other gene questions lie in understanding gene discovery, the science behind gene testing--the ability of researchers to identify changes within genes that may predict the future development of specific diseases, help diagnose existing diseases, or, someday, make it possible to treat or even ward off disease.

Genes in the News