A team of experts has just launched Hong Kong’s first collaborative pharmacogenomics study using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to identify mutation targets in patients with treatment-resistant/relapsed ovarian cancer (OC) towards a more personalized approach in management.
Advancements in genomics has paved the way for better classifications of colorectal cancers (CRC) and the use of precision therapy.
Incorporating polygenic risk scores based on 18 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) into risk stratification for breast cancer will improve screening results, says an expert.
Making genetic testing mainstream, allows more patients to be tested, identifies more carriers and enables appropriate stratification of treatment and outcomes, says an expert.
Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome, which is primarily caused by BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, make up 8 to 10 percent of all breast cancers, says a senior consultant.
Genetic testing has changed the landscape of lung cancer and every patient needs to undergo testing, says a specialist.
Identification of BRCA mutation in ovarian cancer is vital because it allows better risk management and there is evidence that carriers may benefit from new treatment modalities, said Professor Woo Yin Ling, consultant gynaecological oncologist at the University of Malaya.
MIMS Doctor spoke to Dr Kho Sze Shyang, of Sarawak General Hospital, who won not one, but two awards at the recent International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), held in Yokohama, Japan. The two papers that Kho submitted won him the IASLC International Mentorship Program and the WCLC 2017 Developing Nation Travel Awards.
Survival outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy are similar to that of non-pregnant women, according to a presentation at ESMO Asia 2017. However, it is important to identify the dos and don’ts when diagnosing and treating breast cancer in this population.