Recent News: Genetic Testing

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In The Clinic

There’s an App for That: When the Meaning of a BRCA Mutation Isn’t Clear-Cut

A new project called the BRCA Exchange is sharing data about BRCA mutations and what they actually mean for cancer risk.

Image of a mobile phone with a strand of DNA

In the Clinic

New Research Shows AML Is Not One Disease, But 11 or More

Learn how researchers plan to use new genetic information about acute myeloid leukemia to tailor treatments.

Microscopic view of blood cells from bone marrow in a case of acute myeloid leukemia

In the Clinic

Innovative Research Center Will Explore Hereditary Cancer Genes

MSK’s new Robert and Kate Niehaus Center for Inherited Cancer Genomics is using the latest in gene sequencing technologies to discover the inherited causes of cancer.

Kenneth Offit

Announcement

Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering President Emeritus Paul Marks Publishes Memoir about His Life in Cancer Research

Former leader of Memorial Sloan Kettering Paul Marks gives a compelling view of cancer research and treatment over the past 40 years in On the Cancer Frontier: One Man, One Disease, and a Medical Revolution.

Pictured: Craig Thompson & Paul Marks

In the Lab

Gene Mutation Linked to Inherited Risk of Common Form of Childhood Leukemia

Researchers have found the first evidence that susceptibility to developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood may be heritable.

Pictured: Kenneth Offit