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Genetics and genomics

April 22, 2021

Using DNA sequencing to uncover more inherited cancer mutations

Scientists are expanding use of genomic testing to also detect potentially inherited DNA mutations, an effort that may lead to additional treatment options for the patients being tested.

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April 20, 2021

Does the DNA editing tool CRISPR have a future in cancer treatment?

Scientists are studying new ways to use DNA in the medical care setting, exploring a state-of-the-art gene-editing tool called CRISPR.

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February 18, 2021

Doctors, researchers re-thinking metastatic cancer treatments

Metastatic cancer accounts for up to 90 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States each year.

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January 26, 2021

Immunotherapy for cancer: How it works, who's a candidate, and where to get it

Find out how immunotherapy for cancer helps the immune system recognize and fight cancer, who’s a good candidate for it and where to get immunotherapy treatment.

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September 16, 2020

RNA’s role in cancer growth and treatment resistance

The role of DNA has been the focus of cancer research for decades. But what about RNA?

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Decoding DNA

July 10, 2020

Video: Decoding cancer's DNA

After examining a biopsied sample from Rhonda Bey’s tumor, doctors discovered her cancer had a genetic feature that may be responsive to immunotherapy.

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Cancer staging

June 12, 2020

Video: What is cancer staging?

Staging is the process of determining the size of a tumor and whether it has spread.

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Precision medicine

June 5, 2020

Video: The promise of precision medicine

When Christine Bray’s metastatic ovarian cancer didn’t respond to conventional treatments, her doctors tried something different.

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April 24, 2020

Five ways mapping the human genome has changed cancer care

It’s National DNA Day—set aside to celebrate milestones that helped unlock the mysteries of DNA.

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