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The potential of polygenic risk scores for prostate cancer

We look at new research that introduces a genetic risk scoring system for the triage of prostate cancer patients in primary care
Cancer cells

Bowel cancer: what role do our genes play?

We examine two genetically inherited syndromes that increase our risk of colorectal cancer

Detecting cancer predisposition: finding the balance

This week, we weigh up the potential advantages and challenges of wider genomic testing for identifying cancer

Endometriosis and ovarian cancer: a genetic link

A new study aims to unravel the genomic connection between these two different health conditions 
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NHS launches sight-saving NIPT test

A new genomic test can identify babies at risk of a rare form of eye cancer with almost 100% accuracy

NHS launches sequencing pilot for glioblastoma

A new programme is bringing genomics-based personalised treatment to brain cancer patients for the first time
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BRCA: beyond breast cancer

New evidence shows that BRCA variants may increase the risk of stomach and pancreatic cancers in both men and women

Cancer vs the immune system

This week, we explore the ways cancer cells can evade our bodies’ defences and how we can fight back
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Targeting oncogenes: a two-drug treatment

Is two better than one? We look at findings from a cancer study that explores a novel two-drug approach to treat rare ovarian cancer
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Combating cancer: POLQ inhibitors

We explore a novel treatment that could help treat cancer by preventing DNA repair in tumours
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Genomic test supports next-generation cancer drugs

Promising new cancer treatments are emerging, but how does genomics help us identify the patients who need them?

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