At ASCO, Small Victories, Challenges in Characterizing Inherited Cancer Susceptibility | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Presenters at this week's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology shared new data highlighting incremental steps toward a more comprehensive understanding of the genetic variants that confer a greater risk of cancer.

However, participants also recognized that much of the complexity of heritable cancer risk still remains unknown.

During two science sessions at the meeting on cancer prevention, genetics, and epidemiology, clinicians and researchers presented new data on cancer risk genetics in several disease areas.

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