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Gene tests for prostate cancer may be possible

“Scientists have isolated a set of 13 gene defects that can be used to identify men who are most at risk of developing life-threatening prostate cancer," The Independent reports.

Arguably the biggest challenge in treating prostate cancer is it’s unpredictably. In many men it is slow growing and causes no or very few symptoms. In other men it can be highly aggressive and quickly spread out of the prostate leading to fatal complications. Around 10,000 men die from prostate cancer each year in the UK.

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Posted by: on February 25th, 2014 @ 1:11 PM


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