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Article ID: 701070

Genetic testing: Not a one-and-done deal

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A study that reviewed genetic testing results from 1.45 million individuals found that nearly 25 percent of “variants of uncertain significance” were subsequently reclassified – sometimes as less likely to be associated with cancer, sometimes as more likely.

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25-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701055

Identical Driver Gene Mutations Found in Metastatic Cancers

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Driver genes in different metastases from the same patient are remarkably similar, providing optimism for the success of future targeted therapies, according to a published study by Science.

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25-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    24-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700943

Revisiting the Mode of Cancer Evolution

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Analysis by investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey further examines tumor evolution through genomic data captured from thousands of cancer tumor samples using a mathematical model.

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21-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700937

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Sickle cell disease is a common inherited blood disorder, affecting an estimated 100,000 Americans of different racial and ethnic groups. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the importance of early diagnosis and comprehensive management of this disease.

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24-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700904

Willow’s Strength: Parents Work with UTSW to Save Daughter From Deadly Metabolic Disease

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The family’s hope for Willow stems from a gene therapy center at UT Southwestern Medical Center where leading experts are engineering innovative treatments for some of the world’s rarest brain diseases.

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21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700907

Horwitz Prize Awarded for Work on Hormones

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Columbia University awards the 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Pierre Chambon, Ronald M. Evans, and Bert W. O’Malley for their research—spanning over 50 years—decoding how steroid hormones and nuclear receptors regulate cell function. This work has transformed our understanding of human physiology and disease.

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21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700909

Easing the Discomfort of Restless Legs Syndrome

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jacqueline Chang, MD, a pulmonologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares common triggers of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).

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21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700911

New Genetic Syndrome Identified in 3-Year-Old Patient

Michigan State University

A Michigan State University pediatric researcher and a Spectrum Health physician have identified a new genetic syndrome in a 3-year-old girl who, for more than two years, has gone undiagnosed. The discovery is the first to link a particular gene, known as ODC1, to developmental problems in a human.

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21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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