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Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Oncology
San Francisco, California
I am a clinical genetics resident doctor (or SPR ) from Vilnius University , Lithuania , who is interested in human cancer genetics (both clinical and molecular aspects).
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Bloggers-Wikians meeting during ESHG 2011 by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For all those “dna-wiki-blogs” savvy folks, who will be apparently visiting European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) annual meeting from this saturday in Amsterdam, the N ... Read on »
Scientific tourism on the road by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last week I had an opportunity to visit two important events related to my professional interests. One was held in Bristol (UK) – Cancer Genetics Meeting , where I presen ... Read on »
My Genome (scan), My Life by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is a good day. I can not imagine a better day than personal birthday ( and forthcoming DNA Day ) to share my personal genome scan information, which you can find in ... Read on »
Positive book for all with positive results by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer An amazing book written by BRCA2 positive cancer survivor and clinical geneticist: “Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You’re at High Risk for Breast or Ov ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: The Netherlands (Holland) by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Several founder mutations in BRCA1/2 have been identified in Holland [ 94 ], where significant regional and cultural differences exist. The BRCA1 c.2685_2686delAA (BIC: ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: Belgium by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Claes et al. [ 91 ] in a 49 BRCA1/2 positive families found six major recurrent founder mutations (three BRCA1 c.212+3A> (BIC: IVS5+3A>G), c.2359dupG (BIC: 2478insG), c. ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: Portugal by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer An Alu sequence insertion in BRCA2 exon 3 (c.156_157insAlu (BIC: 384insAlu)) is a founder mutation of Portuguese origin and accounts for more than one-fourth ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: Spain by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In Spain, five mutations in BRCA1 and other five in BRCA2 genes account for approximately half of the mutations detected in Spanish families. Specific mutations differ s ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: France by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In France geographical clustering in North-Eastern part is evident for two recurrent BRCA1 mutations, suggesting a founder effect. The c.3481_3491del11 (BIC: 3600del11) ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: Italy by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In Italy , 4–27% of the identified mutations recurred among apparently unrelated families, and significant regional founder effect has been demonstrate ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: Slovenia by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In Slovenia five highly recurrent specific mutations were identified: four in the BRCA1 gene (c.1687C>T, c.181T>G, c.5266dupC, c.181T> (BIC: 300T>A)) and one in the BRCA ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: Austria by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Austria In Austria the ratio of BRCA1 mutations to BRCA2 mutations is 2:1 (Rappaport, personal communication). There were initial reports for several apparently fo ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe: Ashkenazi Jews by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The BRCA1/2 founder effect in Ashkenazi Jews population is very well described. About 10 millions Ashkenazi people living worldwide are descendants o ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe #4 by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The purpose of this review is to summarize current evidence about the BRCA1/2 founder mutations diversity in European populations. For the current manuscript only the ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe #3 by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Fortunately, recent advances in high-throughput mutation detection and screening techniques, such as high resolution melting (HRM) analysis [ 24 ] and co ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe #2 by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Currently, in most countries clinical BRCA1/2 testing is offered after genetic counseling by clinical cancer geneticist (oncogeneticist) when mutation finding probabili ... Read on »
Founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe #1 by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer After a long silence, I’ll take my responsibility to provide readers with up to date information about founder BRCA1/2 mutations in the Europe from my review article which ... Read on »
Understanding Hereditary Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “All cancer is genetic, but some cancers are more genetic than other”  – I often quote this paraphrase from George Orwell Animal Farm . To learn about these “more gene ... Read on »
Good bye, Myriad. by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yes, that happened. A lawsuit against Myriad BRCA patents in USA. The plaintiffs include Breast Cancer Action, The American College of Medical Genetics, the Association ... Read on »
Today – Von Hippel-Lindau disease Day by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is an international Von Hippel Lindau Disease Day. VHL Alliance is the main source of information about this disease and also very active community. Take a look at ... Read on »