Epigenetic Studies May Unlock Clues to Gene Mutations

Joyce Ohm, PhD
Published: Friday, Apr 07, 2017
Roswell Park Cancer InstituteJoyce Ohm, PhD
Joyce Ohm, PhD
Associate Professor, Oncology

Department of Cancer Genetics

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Buffalo, NY Strategic Alliance Program
Epigenetics, the study of heritable changes in gene expression, is a new and emerging field that is revolutionizing the way oncologists diagnose and treat cancer. Epigenetic changes are one of the primary ways we respond to environmental influences throughout our lives. These changes mark instances where cells not only produce a particular signal in response to external cues but also lock that signal in so that it can be used again, even in future generations.
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