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Lung cancer is diverse and requires targeted combination therapy, study finds

New research suggests that small cell lung cancers exist as unique, non-uniform tumours in need of both genetic testing and targeted combination treatment. 

The study, by scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institue (HCI) at the University of Utah, discovered a number of sub-type tumours in small cell lung cancer samples that were behaviourally distinct from each other. 359 more words


Certification System for Genetic Testing (Science View)

Broadcaster: NHK World

Year: 2017
(originally broadcast Aug 2015)

Genre: News

Length: 1:45

URL: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/85837

Review by June Adams

This short clip from the English-speaking Japanese channel announces the introduction of a regulatory body for genetic testing in Japan. 188 more words


My Ethnicity Test Results through Ancestry DNA

(This was the first DNA testing I’ve had done, followed by two others which I cover in other articles to come. Did you know that “the hobby of people seeking their genetics, is the 2nd most popular following gardening?” – Spencer Wells: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Texas and PhD in Biology, Harvard.) 973 more words


I’ll be posting more comics about this soon, but just to explain briefly what this is: TP53 is a gene that helps fight cancer. Having this particular mutation that runs in my family (which is also called Li Fraumeni Syndrome) means it’s easier to get cancer. 137 more words


Genetics Update

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that I was sitting at Roswell and was unnerved and anxious. I was overwhelmed with the responses of support and curiosity that I got. 1,939 more words

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