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Genetic Marker For Aggressive Prostate Cancer 36

hairygenes writes "Northwestern University researchers have found a genetic marker associated with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Previously characterized mutations in markers at 8q24 are associated with a broader population than previously reported and with much more aggressive tumors. deCODE genetics, who originally characterized these mutations, noted a 60% increase in risk of prostate cancer, but this study finds more concrete linkage to inheritance and disease severity."
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Genetic Marker For Aggressive Prostate Cancer

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  • by User 956 ( 568564 ) on Monday May 21, 2007 @01:00AM (#19205251) Homepage
    Northwestern University researchers have found a genetic marker associated with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Previously characterized mutations in markers at 8q24 are associated with a broader population than previously reported and with much more aggressive tumors.

    You see, that's interesting, because I had always assumed it had some relation to markers at g04t53.

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