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Inherited cancer: It’s in the genes

Inherited cancer: It’s in the genes

Monday, October 02, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Cancer is a genetic disease caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide. The genetic changes that promote cancer can be inherited or acquired during one’s lifetime, resulting from errors that occur as cells divide due to environmental factors like substances in cigarettes and ionizing radiation. This Line One program will focus on inherited genes and cancer with a focus on inherited genetic risk for breast cancer.