Join Wamberg Genomic Advisors and Cancer Guardian in remembering Dr. Henry Lynch, known as the father of cancer genetics, who has passed away at age 91.
Long before genetic testing, Dr. Lynch charted the spread of cancer through family trees, allowing him to identify hereditary links to certain cancers. Early in his 60-year career, hereditary identifications were excluded by many doctors. His devotion to research, the determination to save lives and the promotion of detection procedures changed the way physicians screen their patients, saving and extending thousands of lives. Now, thanks to his work — and through the benefits of comprehensive genomic profiling of cancer – the lives of many more people can be prolonged.
Read more about this great man on The Washington Post website: