The implications of germline mutations in kidney cancer

A recent article in JAMA Oncology, published this month, discusses the use of gene sequencing to identify drug targets in tumours. Gene sequencing has led to incidental findings of germline mutations in patients; changes in the genes of the germ cells that form eggs and sperm and are eventually passed on to the next generation. […]

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Kidney cancer may begin to develop in childhood

Scientists working on a Cancer Research UK funded study have discovered that the development of kidney cancer follows distinct paths, which can begin in childhood. These evolutionary paths enable scientists to detect whether a tumour will be aggressive and spread. “We could use these rules to help choose the best treatments, and potentially to diagnose some […]

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