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Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 ‘new genetic markers’

June 18, 2018

A 6-year research project identifies 63 gene changes that could help to indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer in certain men.

The study was conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and the results are now published Nature Genetics.

Cancer epidemiology researcher Frederick R. Schumacher, Ph.D., led an international team comprising over 100 researchers.

These genetic markers might make it easier to determine the necessity, as well as the rate, of regular prostate cancer screenings.

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