Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer

Protein BRCA1 Breast Cancer Risk

The role of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in increasing breast cancer risk is now well known. More women are interested in having a test to determine if they carry the gene mutations. Should you get tested? The women who are most at risk of carrying the gene mutation have a family history of […]

What is Cancer Genomics?

Oncogenomics

Genomics To understand what the term Cancer Genomics actually means first requires you to understand what Genomics are. To put it as simply as possible, genomics refers to a discipline in genetics that uses DNA sequencing, recombinant DNA and bioinformatics to analyze, sequence and assemble the function and structure of genomes. Genomes are a “complete […]

Yeast Playing Role in Cancer Research

Yeast & Cancer Research

For many thousands of years people have been using yeast as an important ingredient for creating bread and other food stuff like the much loved beer. Well it turns out that yeast has an important role to play in the battle against cancer with some researchers using yeast to help us better understand how the […]