Precision Cancer Prevention: Teasing Apart Sub-Types of Tumors

“When we can start to tease apart the different sub-types of tumors, we can then ask ‘What were the environmental or other factors that might have contributed to increased risk of that specific sub-type?’” Epidemiology researcher, Brock C. Christensen, PhD, is looking at precision cancer prevention as giving people recommendations that are most specific to them—and that’s changing the whole approach to cancer prevention, by making it more precise and more personal.

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