This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to cancer genetics. Content will cover aspects from cancer-associated genes and genetic risk, to exploiting genetics to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer Genetics – Highlights
The Role of DNA Methylation in Human Disease
DNA methylation is one of the earliest epigenetic modifications to be discovered in human beings. Here we highlight some of the diseases caused by aberrant DNA methylation.
Unraveling Cancer’s Complexity
Just as every patient is individual, so is their cancer – even the cells within a specific tumor can vary considerably from one another. In this infographic, we explore cancer heterogeneity and the tumor microenvironment, discover the challenges faced when designing anticancer drugs, and uncover different therapeutic strategies for treating the disease.
Today, there is growing evidence that in various diseases, including different types of cancer, there are underlying epigenetic mechanisms at play. Download this infographic to explore various epigenetic mechanisms in cancer.
Molecular Switch for Metastasis Identified in Pancreatic Cancer Cells
Study provides key insights toward a possible treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma that can block the spread of the disease to other organs.
Liquid Biopsy Detects Breast Cancer DNA in Just Five Hours
Researchers have developed a novel, automated liquid biopsy test prototype, designed to detect cancer DNA in the blood of patients with advanced metastatic breast cancer within five hours.
Interpreting Tumor “Signatures” May Lead to Better Treatments and Survival
Scientists have found a way to interpret "signatures" in the chromosomes of tumors, revealing the genetic causes of cancers with some of the lowest survival rates. This may lead to more accurate treatments and improved survival.
Hazards Posed by Harmful Algal Blooms Clarified
Scientists have shed new light on the hazards associated with harmful algal blooms including fouled drinking water.
Large-Scale Proteomic Study Finds 11 Pan-Cancer Molecular Subtypes
A new study that analyzed protein levels in 2,002 primary tumors from 14 tissue-based cancer types identified 11 distinct molecular subtypes, providing systematic knowledge that greatly expands a searchable online database that has become a go-to platform for cancer data analysis by users worldwide.
Analysis of Genotoxic Nitrosamines in Losartan
Download this app note to discover a system that demonstrates good chromatographic separation of nitrosamine compounds and provides enhanced sensitivity.
Highly Sensitive Methylation Detection
DNA methylation plays an important role in cell growth by regulating gene expression. Download this tech note to discover a solution that enables highly sensitive methylation detection, reduces hands-on time and is suitable for a wide variety of research.