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Genetics and Hereditary Cancers

Cancer; Discovery

Family history matters, especially for your future cancer risk

Family matters – especially when it comes to your future health. Genetic counseling expert Remington Fenter discusses how to make a family medical history and how doing so can impact your health trajectory.

Cancer

Smarter radiation, fewer sessions: How SABR might help defeat metastatic cancer

Stereotactic ablative therapy (SABR) has proven effective in treating many types of primary tumors. Robert Timmerman, M.D., discusses how SABR might improve survival rates for patients with metastatic cancer.

Cancer; Discovery; Prevention

Precision medicine, immunotherapy drive largest single-year drop in cancer deaths

Cancer death rates have dropped nearly 30% since 1991, and more that 2% between 2016 and 2017 alone – the biggest one-year drop on record. The driver has been precision medicine, an approach that focuses on personalization and collaboration. Learn more now.

Cancer

The GI genetics clinic and population-based screening for Lynch syndrome

The UT Southwestern Cancer Genetics Program, in partnership with the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, provides specialized care for patients with high-risk gastrointestinal malignancies.

Cancer

Genetic Counseling: Get the Answers You Need

Genetic counseling may help identify your risk of cancer. Learn from an expert about what genetic testing is all about, and how it may help prevent cancer.