November 25, 2013 People's genes can affect how they'll respond to blood thinners and cancer drugs. But inaccurate results can lead to bad medical decisions. Regulators are pushing back against a company that has been among the most aggressive in marketing personal genetic testing directly to consumers.
Whether or not you'll someday get cancer or any disease can feel like a roll of hundreds of dice. Calculating the odds -- and knowing what they mean -- is tricky.
August 18, 2013 There's a difference between knowing your breast cancer risk and believing it. When psychologists asked several hundred women to plug personal health data into an online tool that then calculated their breast cancer risk, nearly 20 percent rejected their scores as wrong.
March 8, 2012 Detailed tests in kidney cancer patients. help explain why some treatments may not be successful. And they underscore the challenge in developing personalized tests and drugs for effective cancer therapy.
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