Melissa L. Bondy on the Importance of Finding Glioma-Causing Genes

September 10, 2016
Melissa L. Bondy,

Melissa L. Bondy, PhD, MS, associate director for cancer prevention and population sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the importance of finding genetic mutations that can cause cancers such as glioma.

Melissa L. Bondy, PhD, MS, associate director for cancer prevention and population sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the importance of finding genetic mutations that can cause cancers such as glioma.

It is ideal for multiple family members, including the one with the glioma diagnosis, to be tested for genetic mutations so that others can better predict and understand their risk. Bondy admits that researchers are still in the early stages of figuring out the mutations that are associated with gliomas, and how strong that association is.