This website (or weblog) is maintained by Ramūnas Janavičius, a clinical geneticist (MD), who is specializing in human cancer genetics (both clinical and molecular aspects). Currently I work in Lithuania, Vilnius, Hematology and Oncology Center. Here is the list of my publications in PubMed.
Here I present my personalised approach to human cancer genetics – all the information which is interesting/important for me in this field, I am happy to share with readers. All are invited to discuss, participate, comment and subscribe to RSS feed.
I used to collect interesting links in bookmarks on my Firefox browser or at Connotea social bookmarking site, but the practice showed, that blogging and sharing your knowledge is the best practice to stay aside and be updated on your interest topic, learn new information, discover new resources and interact with other people having similar interests.
Moreover, as Boulos et al. states in his article:
The latest generation of collaborative Web 2.0-based tools, namely wikis, blogs and podcasts, offer many unique and powerful information sharing and collaboration features and have been increasingly adopted by many online health-related professional and educational services. Because of their ease of use and rapidity of deployment, they offer the opportunity for powerful information sharing and ease of collaboration.
Human cancer genetics is a new and very fascinating discipline. I think it is still not appropriately addressed in everyday clinical practice. To improve human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications as well as to the public domain. I hope that this blog, dedicated to cancer genetics and set up in a grassroots fashion, will be a small contribution towards fostering this exciting field mainstream (or at least be an useful collection of information resources).
There are following sections on this site:
- Diagnostic criteria contains patients referal criteria (guidlines) to cancer geneticists, diangostic criteria for various cancer predisposition syndromes and information on risk assessement.
- Genetic tests lists available molecular diagnostic options for known cancer predisposing genes and summarizes information about commercialy available genetic tests (expression profiling, SNP’s analysis, pharmacogenetics etc.) on the market.
- Management provides a collection of exising management guidelines for various hereditary cancer syndromes (Note, that existing guidelines are largely based on expert opinion and on observational studies and trials, but not on randomized, controlled trials)
- Reasearch contains a list of ongoing worldwide research studies or trials which are relevant to cancer genetics.
- Patients groups has information about hereditary cancer patients support groups and other relevant information for a public.
The information provided by this site is intented for all who are dealing with cancer genetics in practice or interested in this rapidly evolving field.
My dream is to write a book on human cancer genetics someday (firstly in lithuanian language) and empower people to use their own genetic information properly to prevent cancer diseases.
“All cancer is genetic, but some cancers are more genetic than others” (paraphrased from Animal Farm, by George Orwell)
“50% of what we teach is wrong, but we don’t know which 50%” (author unknown)
“Why do we know so little if we have so much information” (Noam Chomsky)
- All information provided here is for education purposes and information exchange only. It is designed to support and improve, not replace, the doctor-patient/site visitor relationship, and does not substitute for medical advice or consultation. If you are a patient, please contact your doctor or genetic counsellor for evaluation of your individual case or concerns.
- The author (-s) do not accept any responsibility or legal liability for any errors in the text/content or for the misuse or misapplication of material in this website. If some health/medical information is not attributed to an author (e.g. some interesting thoughts of lecturers/scientists/doctors I meet or hear in conferences), it will be clearly stated to whom this view is attributed and his/her specialty and credentials will be mentioned in the text.
- The author (-s) do not take any responsibility for the content present in the external hyperlinks. These links do not constitute endorsement.
- Where appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. If any claims be based on personal research or opinions, it will be explained how I reached these conclusions, and specified that they are based on my own experience. The date when a clinical page was last modified will be clearly displayed at the bottom of the page.
- All information about the benefits or performance of a specific treatment, product or service, will be given with all the precautions and backed up with scientific evidence and references.
- This site does not collect any personal information and do not disclose anything to a third parties. It does not apply cookies. It is based on free WordPress.com blog publishing platform. Some applications may provide information about readers country of origin, username and email, which will be used only for site administration purposes and is kept secure and confidential.
- This is a non-profit website, receiving no funds from a third party. All opinions expressed here are strictly those of their author and not of his employer(-s). Some external links are targeted to a site content through affiliate services. Some books presented here in sidebar are widely accepted standards for clinical genetics education and reflect the oppinion of the author. This website does not display any banner advertising.
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Last modified: 21/07/2007