Pleuropulmonary Blastomas (PPBs) in Children
Source: - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How genetics can help predict — and sometimes stop — childhood cancers
Amy Kindstedt hates cancer, but the 9-year-old is very thankful for one thing: Because genetic testing on her baby brother Hunter revealed he had the same genetic mutation she did, his cancer was caught much earlier than hers — possibly sparing him the same level of intense treatment she endured. The mapping of the human genome has ushered in the age of precision cancer medicine, in which an individual’s treatment can be tailored to the specific genetic abnormalities of her disease. In recent years, much attention has been brought to genetic testing for cancer risk, particularly around Angelina Jolie and her de...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 6, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Saul Wisnia Tags: Ask the Expert Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Dr. Junne Kamihara genetic testing pediatric cancer Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk Program precision cancer medicine Source Type: news