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PBS Program Explains DNA Testing for Hereditary Cancers

Posted By Lisa On June 23, 2008 @ 8:28 pm In Cancer Genetics,On the Cover,Podcasts,Video | No Comments

On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, the PBS [1] program NOVA scienceNOW [2] will air a segment on personal DNA [3] testing.

During the show, experts will explain how genetic testing [4] is done and how the results are used to help determine if someone is predisposed to developing cancer [5], Alzheimer’s [6], or other hereditary diseases [7].

Rudolph (Rudy) Tanzi, PhD [8] and David Altshuler, MD, PhD [9], both from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) [10], will participate in the discussion, as well as Dietrich Stephan, PhD [11] and Elissa Levin, MS, CGC, [12] from Navigenics™ [13].

NOVA scienceNOW is also inviting viewers to ask questions online [14]. Questions will be collected until July 3, 2008, and then turned over to Rudy Tanzi. Tanzi, who is the director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at MGH and a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School [15], will post his answers to selected questions on July 8, 2008.

To find out which channel in your area will broadcast the program, check the PBS Station Finder [16].

Source: NOVA scienceNOW – Personal DNA Testing [17]

Related Links: American Cancer Society [18]; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center [19]; US Department of Health and Human Services [20]

Related Podcast: What You Should Know About Hereditary Cancer [21] from the Siteman Cancer Center [22]

Technorati Tags: bioethics [23]; BRCA [24]; cancer risk factors [25]; diabetes [26]; genetic counseling [27]; genomics [28]; oncology [29]; preventive medicine [30]


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URLs in this post:

[1] PBS: http://www.pbs.org/

[2] NOVA scienceNOW: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

[3] DNA: http://www.dnai.org/index.htm

[4] genetic testing: http://www.ascocancerfoundation.org/patient/Learning+About+Cancer/Genetics/Genetic+Testing

[5] cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/

[6] Alzheimer’s: http://www.alz.org/index.asp

[7] hereditary diseases: http://www.hdfoundation.org/home.php

[8] Rudolph (Rudy) Tanzi, PhD: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience/fac/tanzi.html

[9] David Altshuler, MD, PhD: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/bbs/fac/altschuler.html

[10] Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH): http://www.massgeneral.org/

[11] Dietrich Stephan, PhD: http://www.navigenics.com/about/bio/DStephanBio/nav/Executive/

[12] Elissa Levin, MS, CGC,: http://www.navigenics.com/about/bio/ELevinBio/nav/Executive/

[13] Navigenics™: http://www.navigenics.com/

[14] ask questions online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0302/01-ask.html

[15] Harvard Medical School: http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp

[16] PBS Station Finder: http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder/stationfinder_relocalize.html

[17] NOVA scienceNOW – Personal DNA Testing: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0302/01.html

[18] American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_6x_Lifetime_Probability_of_Developing_or_Dying_From_Cancer.asp?sitearea=&level=

[19] Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/603.cfm

[20] US Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/

[21] What You Should Know About Hereditary Cancer: http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/internal.aspx?id=2806

[22] Siteman Cancer Center: http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/default.aspx

[23] bioethics: http://bioethics.od.nih.gov/

[24] BRCA: http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/brca/test.html

[25] cancer risk factors: http://understandingrisk.cancer.gov/

[26] diabetes: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp

[27] genetic counseling: http://www.nsgc.org/resourcelink.cfm

[28] genomics: http://www.cdc.gov/genomics/

[29] oncology: http://www.ons.org/

[30] preventive medicine: http://www.atpm.org/