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Cancer

08 July 2010

Shorter Telomere Length Again Linked to Cancer

European research adds to understanding of biology of cancer, expert says

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Right now, the findings aren't likely to have any clinical usefulness, said Dr. Stefan Kiechl, senior author of a paper appearing in the July 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. But in the future, he added, "telomere length may well become a component of risk scores for cancer manifestation and, eventually, cancer prognosis."

 

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