Do "breaking news" reports about
the discovery of new genetic mutations that are involved in various cancers create false hope that new medicines or cures are close at hand?
" In the wake of the Human Genome Project, researchers bring us a steady flow of news about
newly discovered genetic mutations seen in various cancers. This raises hope for targeted therapies with fewer side effects that can effectively beat back the cancer you or a loved one may have. But how hopeful should we be in the short-term? Dr. Charles Schiffer, a respected expert from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit says it can be a long road from the discovery of a gene to the availability of an effective medicine. In an interview with Patient Power's Andrew Schorr, he puts genetic discoveries in perspective for cancer patients."www.patientpower.info/video/the-number-of-gene-mutations-doesn-t-matter-yet/?autoplay=1&utm_source=health-topic-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ongoing&utm_content=video-thumbnail
From other hand interesting video "How Genetic Sequencing is the Key to Personalized Cancer Care" with Ron Levy, M.D. professor and chief of the division of oncology at the Stanford School of Medicine. He has been a pioneer in the development of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and a world renowned expert in cancer research and treatment with targeted therapies. In 2008 he was elected to the National Academy of Scienceswww.patientpower.info/video/how-genetic-sequencing-is-the-key-to-personalized-cancer-care