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Human Genome Variation Meeting
Stephen J. Chanock, M.D.
Section Head, Section on Genomic Variation, Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute
Director, Core Genotyping Facility, Advanced Technology Center, National Cancer Institute
Stephen Chanock, director of ...
Stephen Chanock, director of the Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Division at NCI, said one of Zenklusen's toughest management challenges has been keeping the multimillion dollar effort on track to be completed by 2016.
"The beauty of Jean Claude is that he
has kept everyone in the game in the fourth quarter to get this project completed," said Chanock
said the atlas has given researchers "the first Google
map of cancer," allowing them to understand the similarities and the complexities among cancers, and the breadth of genetic mutations that drive cancer.
By connecting specific genomic changes with specific outcomes, he
and others said researchers hope to be able to develop more effective, individualized ways of treating each cancer patient.
"Family history now matters more than ...
"Family history now matters more than ever," says Stephen Chanock, a pediatric oncologist and head of the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland.
Genetic link to lung cancer is discovered « Lung Cancer Circle of Hope
Stephen J. Chanock of the National Cancer Institute and David J. Hunter of Harvard University, the authors of a commentary also published in Nature, said such a test could be used to assess the success of cessation programs in people predisposed to smoking.
and Hunter warn that the test may delude people without the variant into thinking that they are immune to the health risks of smoking, which besides lung cancer include heart disease and pulmonary disease.
Queen's University Belfast | Communications and External Affairs Office | News
Dr Stephen Chanock, Chief, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI said: "We welcome this opportunity for Northern Ireland students to come to the National Institutes of Health.