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Why Mapping Your Tumor's Genes Isn't Enough To Guide Cancer Treatment

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't ...

Most Cancer Cases Are Biological 'Bad Luck'

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, a...

Diet and Exercise: One Way in Which I Have Embraced Doing What I Can to Keep Myself Healthy

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

I have learned that treating my body well has an enormous impact on my mental and emotional well-being. I have learned from the mistakes I have made, and know now that eating healthy and exercising are important, whether one has a genetic mutation or not.

Largest Cancer Gene Database Made Public

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Deena Beasley July 15 (Reuters) - National Cancer Institute scientists have released the largest-ever database of cancer-related g...

Genetic Testing

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

Learning I had a mutation changed my life. Cognizant that there is a 75 percent chance I will develop colon cancer by the age of 65, I do everything in my power to make sure it is nothing more than a polyp that can be removed.

Your Mom Had Cancer -- Should You Be Worried?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Just because your mom had breast cancer does not mean that you will be struck with breast cancer as well. The causes of cancer are complex.

Angelina Jolie: Genetics or Lifestyle -- What Is Most Important?

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

Many individuals in the medical profession chalk disease up to genetics. And that is fair. Genetics play a big role. Yet studies continue to show that our lifestyle choices, although not 100 percent foolproof, play a huge role in making our genes for disease present themselves.

Thank You, Angelina Jolie

Elizabeth Swisher, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Swisher, M.D.

I admire Angelina for taking the unselfish view that she will do whatever it takes to be sure she will be around to parent her children. And I commend Angelina for making her decision public and thereby supporting other women who face an increased cancer risk.

Gene Patent Trial Begins: Biotech Researchers Sued Over Ownership Of Gene Discoveries

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — A judge on Tuesday weighed whether a lawsuit should proceed that seeks to invalidate a company's patents on two genes linked to an in...

Study: Healthy Living Can Change Your Genes | Will Dunham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Comprehensive lifestyle changes including a better diet and more exercise can lead not only to a better physique, but also to swift and dramatic chang...