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Cancer

21 September 2007

Gene test may help myeloma

Analysing the activity of a small subset of genes may help identify patients with the worst cases of multiple myeloma, US researchers say.

Analysing the activity of a small subset of genes may help identify patients with the worst cases of multiple myeloma, US researchers say.

How the study was done
They found that the activity of as few as 17 genes could determine whether a patient was at high or low risk for a poor prognosis.


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