Focus on Future Medicine and Genetics

Advances in Genetic Testing: A Focus on Hereditary Cancer

May 19, 201518 min
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Guest: William Audeh, MD, MS
Approximately 14 million new cancer cases were diagnosed worldwide in a single year, according to recent GLOBOCAN data for 2012. Of these cases, an estimated 3-10% can be considered to be hereditary tumors. Dr. McDonough and Dr. Audeh discuss the genetic basis for hereditary cancer, including how to identify key characteristics, as well as describe the criteria for which genetic testing is considered appropriate.

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