Author | Neil A. Holtzman, MD, MPH

Articles

Are We Ready to Screen for Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer?

January 01, 1996

The discovery of inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of certain cancers could greatly expand the use of predictive genetic testing in healthy individuals. In families with hereditary forms of cancer, the use of genetic tests to determine whether family members have inherited suseptibility mutations (ISMs} may improve out come.