Online Publications and Resources
Cancer.net: the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has a very user-friendly patient information website. It includes clinical criteria for Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS), as well as Li-Fraumeni-like syndrome (LFL), risks, strategies, genetic counseling, and other useful information in an easy-to-read format.
Learning matters: “Introduction to the Science of Cancer.” The Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, in conjunction with the Ohio State Office of Distance Education and eLearning, offers this free, noncredit, online course, designed for those with a limited knowledge of science but who would like a better understanding of cancer. All you need is a free Apple ID and the iTunes U app to view the course and materials.
Tales of whales, dogs, and elephants… Why Elephants Don’t Get Cancer—And What That Means For Humans. LiFE consortium researcher Dr. Joshua Schiffman discusses his path from childhood cancer to his groundbreaking research on p53 and the Li-Fraumeni syndrome. (Newsweek: 10/08/2015)
JAMA: Potential Mechanisms for Cancer Resistance in Elephants and Comparative Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Humans. Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association and available to the public, is the original research article by Dr. Joshua D. Schiffman’s work with elephants, p53, and the Li-Fraumeni syndrome at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. (10/08/2015)
Dr. Joshua Schiffman of the University of Utah explains Li-Fraumeni syndrome. (August 2015)