Dr. Robert Winn, an expert on cancer mutations, describes the ways variations in genes can affect the course of lungcancer. He describes how knowing about specific mutations can mean knowing which medicines to use in treatment. He also discusses the difference between inherited and acquired mutations and how mutations being active may lead to cancer.
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