Dr. Malkin can see cancer coming
The research of Dr. David Malkin and his team in the SickKids Cancer Genetics Program at the Garron Family Cancer Centre essentially allows them to ‘see cancer coming’ - in children SickKids is treating who may be genetically predisposed to cancer.
It’s now understood that heredity is a significant factor in childhood cancer. In up to 40% of kids who develop cancer, there’s a genetic component. Between 10% and 25% of kids have a genetic predisposition that can be detected and acted upon.