World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 1002–1004

From Genetic Testing to the Operating Room

Invited Commentary

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical OncologyScott & White Hospital and Clinic, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of MedicineTempleUSA

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