When most of us think of genetic testing for health, we imagine tests to detect whether we’ve inherited genes that predispose us for cancer or other serious disease. But another kind of gene testing—genomic testing of tumor cells for their susceptibility to targeted treatments—is giving thousands of people hope of survival they’ve never had before. Experts discuss both genetic and genomic testing.
- Jhulianna Centron, Senior Product Specialist, 23andMe
- Dr. Marcia Brose, Associate Professor of Head & Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine & Abramson Cancer Center
Links for more information:
- 23andMe – “People Want to Know About Potential Health Risks”
- Dr. Marcia Brose – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine & Abramson Cancer Center