Genomics: How DNA Can Inform Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will hold a Facebook Live event that will feature NCI subject matter experts Kenneth Aldape, M.D., of the Center for Cancer Research, Megan Frone, M.S., C.G.C., of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and Lyndsay Harris, M.D., of the Cancer Diagnosis Program. They will discuss the role of genetics in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Participants are encouraged to ask questions to our experts during the event in the comments section.

View the event live on the NCI Facebook page.

Cancer Genome Atlas Conference

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has been a landmark effort to generate comprehensive, multidimensional maps of genomic changes on over 11,000 cancer cases from 33 different cancer types. This symposia will peer into the future of multi-omics studies in cancer, and highlight TCGA’s legacy to the field. The meeting will feature the latest advances on the genomic underpinnings of cancer, discuss the ongoing revolution in cancer classification, and showcase recent progress toward therapeutic targeting. Our aim is to bring together participants from both within and outside of the TCGA Network to stimulate exciting discussions, foster collaborations, and accelerate the translation of basic research discoveries to new cancer treatments.

Genomics and Genetics: What is the Difference?

Topics Covered

  • Definition of Genetics & Genomics
  • The Importance of Genetic & Genomic Testing
  • The Value of Early Testing to Inform Your Treatment Choices
  • Their Role in Selecting Your Cancer Treatment
  • Understanding Types of Gene Mutations
  • The Difference Between Inherited & Acquired or Sporadic Gene Mutations
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • How Genomic Testing Drives Your Cancer Treatment
  • Current Research in Genomics
  • Genomic Profiling May Identify Actionable Alterations
  • Examples of How Genomics Identify Your State-of-the-Art Treatment
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Genetic and Genomic Testing
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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