Genetic mutations might hold cancer cure

Leukemia was his research niche until five years ago when breast cancer hit too close to home for San Ming Wang, MD 

A relative’s wife had just been diagnosed with the disease; her mother and two aunts also had the disease.

  Dr. San Ming Wang

Dr. Wang, associate professor of genetics, cell biology and anatomy, decided to switch his research to familial breast cancer after joining UNMC in 2010.

Now his research challenges the status quo approach to identifying breast cancer in families with a genetic link.

Learn more about familial breast cancer in this article from Discover magazine.

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