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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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(Common) genetic vigilance by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just wrote some notificaion on commercial tests in my “genetic testing” section: IMPORTANT NOTE. Some commercial tests for moderate/low cancer risk genetic predisposit ... Read on »
BlogActionDay | October 15 by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Genes/Genetics are closely related with Environment, and I think every (human) geneticist should be concerned and informed about environmental issues as well. To raise awa ... Read on »
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 »
BOADICEA Final Version Released by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here is probably the most accurate breast&ovarian cancer risk/mutation probability calculation web-application released from Cambridge University Genetic Epidemiology Unit ... Read on »
BRCA1 mutations in cancer stem cells by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer BRCA1 mutations are the most common cause of hereditary breast cancer and germline mutations carriers have a greatly increased lifetime incidence of breast and ovarian c ... Read on »
BRCA1 mutations in cancer stem cells by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer BRCA1 mutations are the most common cause of hereditary breast cancer and germline mutations carriers have a greatly increased lifetime incidence of breast and ovarian ca ... Read on »
Caspase 8 Story | Breast Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer An important example, how we need to interprete association studies with caution between different populations. One recent study published in Nature Genetics and performe ... Read on »
Colon cancer gene expression | Genomic Health by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The producers (Genomic Health) of breast cancer recurrence 21 gene expression testOncotype DX(launched in 2004) recently reported the results of two studies, which found ... Read on »
Complexities of BRCA genes by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer There are some exciting news in cancer genetics. An extremely informative article about BRCA 1/2 genes mutations in different populations was published recently in Nature ... Read on »
Complexity of Breast Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is an exciting time in the study of hereditary factors involved in breast cancer susceptibility. Breast cancer for a long time was classified according histology. No ... Read on »
Dangers of Gene Patents | American College of Pathologists by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Currently over 20% of 25-30000 human genes are patented most of which do not have yet exact function defined. Even more yet are under the way. Research and identification ... Read on »
deCODE?ing Predisposition to Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today launched personal genomics service of Icelandic company de CODE - deCODEme - totally surprised me. That was a smash for 23andMe and Navigenics, I think. For a pro ... Read on »
Doh! by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Something has gone wrong, the page you're looking for can't be found. Hopefully one of the options below will help you You can search the site using the search box t ... Read on »
Exciting Discoveries of 2007 | Breast Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It seems that year 2007 is one of the most exciting year in breast cancer genetics. There have been at least 7 new genes strongly linked to breast cancer this year (and st ... Read on »
Familial Cancer Database Online | FaCD by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Familial Cancer Database Online is a very useful online tool for experts in cancer genetics to assist in making a genetic differential diagnosis in cancer patients as we ... Read on »
Five SNPs Array Predicts Prostate Cancer | Focus5 (TM) by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (source) Joint Swedish (Karolinska Institute) and US studypublished in NEJMreveals cummulative association of five (out of 16) previously known genetics variants ... 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 »
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 #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 #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 »