Family Cancer Risk

May 4, 2016

It’s estimated that one out of every six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. In some cases, the cancer risk is passed on from father to son – and even to a daughter. By better understanding the genetic mutations that exist within an individual’s cancer, researchers at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are able to personalize and target cancer treatment. This technology is helping a central Washington family find answers.

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Dr. Peter Nelson, oncologist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, professor, UW Medicine
Todd Braman, UW Medicine patient
Helga Braman, wife of patient