Video: Cancer Prevention and Genetics

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Scientists have developed highly accurate genetic tests that can determine whether an individual is genetically predisposed to certain cancers, says Kenneth Offit, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Clinicians are now exploring new ways to translate this information into lifesaving preventive strategies. People who want to learn about their risk for cancer should consider having genetic testing performed at a medical center that offers prevention and early-detection services.