On Cancer: Genetic Testing

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In The Clinic

New Framework for Categorizing Inherited Cancer Genes Will Have Wide-Ranging Impact

MSK clinical geneticist discusses new guidelines for determining which genetic changes suggest an increased cancer risk.

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Finding

Large Study Pinpoints Genetic Changes Underlying Drug Resistance in the Most Common Type of Breast Cancer

Scientists are learning how estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer evolves to thwart hormonal therapies and are developing ways to stop it.

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In the Clinic

A Family Discovers an Unexpected Cancer Risk in Their Genes

Two brothers discuss their surprise at being diagnosed with Lynch syndrome.

MSK surgeon José Guillem and patient Elliot Katz

Finding

Double Jeopardy: Gene-Sequencing Test Uncovers New Clues about a Defect Seen in Many Tumors

MSK researchers have found that a genetic state in tumors called whole-genome doubling is connected with worse outcomes for people with cancer.

MSK computational biologist Barry Taylor

In the Clinic

Study Shows Liquid Biopsy Is Accurate for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment Choice

Detecting a protein in a blood sample could help doctors make treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients.

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Feature

New Bladder Preservation Approach Could Help MSK Patients Avoid Major Surgery

MSK researchers are investigating a new way that people with bladder cancer can avoid bladder removal.

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Finding

Genomic Marker Is Associated with Lynch Syndrome, a Hereditary Cancer Condition, Across Many Different Cancers

Tumors with a biomarker called high microsatellite instability have been linked to inherited cancer mutations.

Zsofia Stadler presents at the ASCO meeting

In the Clinic

Testing for BRCA: What Is the Best Way to Screen for Cancer Genes?

The BRCA Founder Outreach study was recently launched to look at how patients undergo genetic screenings for cancer.

MSK clinical geneticist Kenneth Offit and genetic counselor Yelena Kemel pictured in a laboratory