miércoles, 11 de julio de 2018

Identifying Inherited Risk Factors of Pancreatic Cancer Using Targeted Sequencing in a Large Cohort

Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CEST

In this webinar, Dr. Fergus Couch from the Mayo Clinic will present data from a large study that used a targeted sequencing panel to determine pancreatic cancer risk associated with inherited mutations in several cancer predisposition genes.

Inherited germline mutations have been suggested to put individuals with prior family history at risk of developing pancreatic cancer. However, the risk of developing pancreatic cancer due to these mutations without a family history of the disease remains largely unknown. To address this, Dr. Couch and colleagues sequenced the coding regions and consensus splice sites of 21 cancer predisposition genes using an optimized custom DNA panel in more than 3,000 pancreatic cancer patients. Inherited mutations in six cancer predisposition genes were identified to be significantly associated with pancreatic cancer.

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