Genetic testing to identify high-risk populations for chemoprevention studies.
Clinical Trials as Topic
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Human genetic variation data is now publicly available on a large scale, from both public and private discovery efforts. Datasets from the International Haplotype Map Consortium and Perlegen Sciences provide a level of knowledge about human genetic variation that is unprecedented. In combination with novel high-throughput genotyping technologies, these new resources will allow cancer prevention investigators to identify in a more precise way which genetic subsets of patients are likely to benefit most from chemoprevention and screening interventions.