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A role for whole genome sequencing in cancer predisposition testing?

cancer predisposition

Last month the nation participated in observance of breast cancer awareness. This month the focus is on lung cancer awareness. Early next year the annual cycle will begin again, with more than two dozen awareness campaigns undertaken for cancer throughout the year. With inherited mutations estimated to play a role in 5 to 10% of all cancers, screening for cancer predisposition is an important tool for raising awareness of an individual’s risk. Which leads us to consider the current state of cancer predisposition screening and whether it could be improved …

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