Our bodies are made up of trillions of individual cells, which are generated by DNA. A gene is a section of DNA responsible for a specific function. In normal cells, relevant genes are working together to ensure cells forming new healthy cells.
Sometimes errors occur in the genetic material (DNA) that is the blueprint of how our bodies work - the DNA gets damaged. This damage or errors are called variants or mutations. They may be harmless, or they may cause a transformation of normal cells to cancer cells.
To prevent and treat cancer, we use specialized lab tests which detect the hereditary risk of developing cancer, or the best course of treatment. These services are made possible using our world-class next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and highly specialized labs.