“The children with indentified mutations schould undergo ‘special screening”

Source NBC news More than 8 percent of children with cancer have unsuspected genetic mutations that could run in their families, researchers reported on Wednesday. These mutations not only put the children at risk of future cancers, but can mean their parents, brothers and sisters also have an unusually high risk, the team at St. Jude [...]

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek erkend als Nationaal Expertisecentrum Zeldzame Aandoeningen

11 expertisecentra van het Antoni van Leeuwenhoek zijn deze week door de minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport aangewezen als nationaal expertisecentrum.  Bij een nationaal  expertisecentrum kunnen  patiënten met een zeldzame aandoeningen terecht voor diagnose, multispecialistische en –disciplinaire zorg en behandeling. De elf expertisecentra van het Antoni van Leeuwenhoek bundelen kennis en kunde en ontwikkelen [...]

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In memoriam: Fred Li, pioneer of population cancer genetics

June 18, 2015 — Frederick Pei Li, who helped inaugurate the era of cancergenetics by demonstrating that people can inherit a genetic susceptibility to develop certain malignancies, died on June 12 at the age of 75. A professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Li laid [...]

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Toronto protocol

TORONTO – Luana Locke was eight months pregnant with her first child when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Soon after, Locke learned that she had Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a cancer predisposition syndrome that put her at high risk of developing the disease. Having lost several family members to cancer, Locke later had her two children [...]

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