Prof. dr. Marjolijn Ligtenberg, professor in molecular tumour genetics at Radboud university medical center Nijmegen, The Netherlands, will give the monthly ERN GENTURIS webinar in June with a lecture on the genetic basis of cancer. In this webinar it will be discussed that cancer is a genetic disease, although mostly not heritable.
All cancers have genetic aberrations that drive the tumorigenesis. Knowing these driving forces may help in selection of therapeutic strategies, differential diagnosis and assessment of tumour risk syndromes. A variety of genetic aberrations and their relevance for clinical management and identification of genetic tumour risk syndromes will be addressed.