Hampel Discusses Failure to Test for Cancer Genes

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Heather Hampel, a genetic counselor at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, talks with Bloomberg's Robert Langreth about failures to administer tests for Lynch syndrome, an inherited disposition to contracting certain forms of colorectal and endometrial cancers. While genetic testing is becoming cheaper and more widespread, long-existing DNA tests are often overlooked for reasons ranging from doctors’ ignorance to financial incentives discouraging companies from marketing them. (Source: Bloomberg)
Obama to Press Xi to Resolve Japan Dispute: Earnest
16:37 - White House spokesman Josh Earnest talks about tensions between Japan and China regarding South China Sea, and Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s call for the Obama administration to downgrade President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington next month from a formal “state visit” to a “working” visit. Earnest speaks at the daily White House news briefing. (This report is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)
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