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Genetic Disorders
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Each year, approximately … 200,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer, and one in nine American women will develop …
News Release
The TCGA network describes uterine and bile duct cancer.
… NHGRI Communications and Public Liaison Branch … The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a program co-funded by the … unique from each other. … The Molecular Characteristics of Breast Cancer The TCGA data, more than two petabytes in total … a paper analyzing the molecular characteristics of breast cancer by African and European Ancestry. This paper …
Educational Resources
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the first two genes found to be associated with inherited forms of breast cancer.
… two genes found to be associated with inherited forms of breast cancer. … Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Genetic Mutation, Genes, DNA …
News Release
Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network have identified new potential therapeutic targets for a major form of bladder cancer.
… and Public Liaison Branch … Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified … also known as urothelial carcinoma - resemble subtypes of breast, head and neck and lung cancers, suggesting similar … development - are implicated in a significant portion of breast cancers, scientists would like to find out if new …
Genetic Disorders
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.
… Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. An estimated 40 to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once. … Skin cancer is the most common type …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is transforming how we study, diagnose and treat cancer.
… Genomics is transforming how we study, diagnose and treat cancer. … Did you know that we are increasingly able to … of different types of cancers, most often in the colon. Breast cancer is another example; again most cases are not …  or  BRCA2  genes have a much higher chance for developing breast cancer than other people. As we learn more about the …
Educational Resources
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth.
CancerCancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth. … Cancer, Cell Division, Mutation, DNA Error, Metastasis, Tumor, Family Health History … Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow …
News Release
Stomach cancers fall into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas Network have found.
… into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network have found. In the study, … researchers think about developing treatments for stomach cancer, also called gastric cancers or gastric … Classification System Instead of considering gastric cancer as a single disease, as has been done in the past, …
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Dr. Settara Chandrasekharappa is an associate investigator in NHGRI's Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch.
… genomic research for NHGRI investigators. As head of the Cancer Genomics Unit, his research efforts led to the … group in search of the gene responsible for early onset breast cancer ( BRCA1 ), CGU developed resources and aided in … for exploring the genomic changes in chromosome 8 in breast and colon cancer. In 1997, Dr. Chandrasekharappa's lab …
Talking Glossary
El cáncer es una enfermedad en la que algunas células del cuerpo crecen fuera de control. Hay muchos tipos diferentes de cáncer, y cada uno comienza cuando una única célula adquiere un cambio genómico (o mutación) que le permite dividirse y multiplicarse sin control.
… que le permite dividirse y multiplicarse sin control. … Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably. There are many different types of cancer, and each begins when a single cell acquires a genomic … and multiply unchecked. Additional mutations can cause the cancer to spread to other sites. Such mutations can be caused …