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Prostate cancer

11 October 2010

Gene Variations Appear Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Screening for these abnormalities might ID men at risk, researchers hope

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They compared tissue from 50 prostate cancer patients and 287 men without the disease and identified eight variations in the PDE11A gene that decreased the production or activity of PDE11A. Thirty percent of prostate cancer patients had one or more of these gene variations, compared with 10 percent of men without prostate cancer.

 

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