DEC 22, 2018 02:10 PM PST

Using Genomics to Fight Cancer

WRITTEN BY: Carmen Leitch

This video from IBM features Bryce Olson, who is on a mission. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, he learned how much genetic sequencing could do to help patients facing a similar diagnosis. He wants people to learn more about the technology, and why it’s so important. 

This video outlines why cancer patients should tell their doctors that they want to get sequenced. Cancer is driven by changes in DNA, which alter how cells behave. Revealing the genetic dysfunctions that are present in cancerous tissue can help clinicians develop the best treatment strategy for individuals. Learn more from the video, and by visiting sequenceme.org.

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