genetics

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March 30, 2017
Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

How to Share Genetic Test Results With Family

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Genetic testing can identify inherited risks for some types of cancer. The results of these tests affect both you and your family. Here are some things to think about when sharing genetic test results.

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2017 Clinical Cancer Advances
February 1, 2017
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

Immunotherapy 2.0: The 2017 Clinical Cancer Advance of the Year

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The 2017 Clinical Cancer Advances report of the American Society of Clinical Oncology has announced that the Advance of the Year is Immunotherapy 2.0. Why 2.0? Because the role of immunotherapy in cancer care is expanding, and oncologists are learning how to use it more effectively.

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November 8, 2016
Jyoti Patel, MD

9 Things to Know About Immunotherapy and Lung Cancer

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Recent FDA approvals for immunotherapy drugs for treating lung cancer are exciting, but there still are many things we need to learn about this new field of cancer treatment. Cancer.Net Associate Editor Jyoti Patel, MD, answers some of the questions that surround lung cancer and immunotherapy, during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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Oncology Briefs: Research from the ASCO Educational Book
September 27, 2016
Claudine Isaacs, MD

Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing and Cancer

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Genetic testing allows doctors to help treat, and even prevent, certain types of cancers. Many patients can benefit from genetic testing; however, we still don’t know a lot about how to best use the results of these tests.

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