NGS identification of both male and female cancer risks
Oncology | September 30,
Do you know a man who has participated at least once in “Movember”? Every year, thousands of men participate in this event to raise awareness for mens prostate and testicular cancers, as well as mental health.
But what does the identification and treatment path look like for men with cancer? It turns out, much the same as for women.
It’s well known that breast cancer can also affect men (although a lesser number than women), but recent research has indicated that up to 30% of men with the most difficult-to-treat varieties of prostate cancer, also possess mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. An association with the ATM gene, in which mutations are also linked to increased risk of breast cancer and melanoma, was also found.
Nonetheless, it seems clear that early identification of mutations in these genes can be just as significant for male cancer patients as female cancer patients, allowing doctors to better apply treatment plans with the greatest chance of reducing or eliminating the progress of cancers.
Devyser’s NGS oncology products provide fast, reliable, and replicable results for the identification of germline and somatic mutations.
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