Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2009.0099

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Personal Genetics and impact on breast surgeon

George Zografos M.D, and Ioannis Georgiou PhD

Affiliation: From the Breast Unit, (GZ) 1st Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, University of Athens, Greece and (IG), from the Laboratory of Human Reproductive Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

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Since there is no abstract available we provide the first paragraph

New generation DNA sequencing and microarray technologies have revolutionized basic-science research directions. Instead conventional research focus on a single gene, the new technologies shape now a novel roadmap for understanding the complex causative cancer network. Cancer genetics with the identification of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and the currently widely used genetic testing already influence surgeon's decisions in both the prevention and treatment setting.

How rapid advances in personal genomics, quantitative genetics and systems biology may also affect breast cancer surgical practice in the next years come?

Current technology enables the collection of multiple genetic and genomic data. However, it remains a major challenge how to interpret all this vast majority of data.

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