November 16: Genetics And Cancer - Treatment, Therapies & Outcomes on Your Health Connection

Nov 16, 2016

Join Host Pattie Walden Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. for the November edition of Your Health Connection as we discuss genetics and cancer. Where you came from genetically can help predict and pre-empt cancer. New genetic therapies are making a critical difference to some people who are fighting cancer. And the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is at the forefront of this science.

Our guests will include:  Biology Professor and Genetics Expert Dr. Joseph Lachance; Certified Genetic Counselor Katie Lang, MS; and, Prostate Cancer Survivor Clay Croom, who has seven relatives who had prostate cancer.  They will discuss the issues, and take your phone calls, live at (404) 880 - 9255.

Your Health Connection is Community Engagement from the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis sends along these important links to deeper information about current issues involving genetics and cancer:

  • Cancer and Genetics: What’s a Connection?

http://medicaltimes.ca/medical-channels/cancer/cancer-and-genetics-whats-the-connection/

  • Using Genetic Variants To Personalize Prostate Cancer Screenings

http://news.feinberg.northwestern.edu/2013/04/prostate_screening/

  • Calcium Increases Risk For Prostate Cancer; Genetics May Predict Why

https://news.usc.edu/30911/Genetics-May-Predict-Why-Calcium-Increases-Risk-for-Prostate-Cancer/

  • Health Disparities: Genetics Plays An Important Role In Cancer Detection, Prognosis Among Minorities

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080415154216.htm?trendmd-shared=0