Author: Jill Bouchard, PhD

Genetic sequencing: How do we put out the fires of genetically driven cancers?

We’re in an era where genetic sequencing is more accessible than ever. Some people do it for fun. They learn more about their history and the parts of their DNA that make them who they are. Cancer patients do it because they have to. That information can tell their doctors what’s causing or fueling the cancer and give them clues for treatment. Doctors who read this roadmap of genetic data correctly can more accurately make recommendations about a patient’s care. Unfortunately, this mass of data from genetic sequencing is not black and white. Many people have mutations in their...

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