Prostate cancer genetic region mapped
Researchers have mapped a mutation that causes prostate cancer and discovered that brain cancer patients have a higher-than-average incidence of that genetic defect.
Gibbs, M. . . . G.P. Jarvik . . . and E.A. Ostrander. 1998. Evidence for a rare prostate cancer susceptibility locus at chromosome 1. Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. October. Denver.
Gail P. Jarvik
University of Washington Medical Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Medical Genetics
Seattle, WA 98195-7720
Elaine A. Ostrander
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Division of Clinical Research
1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 20, November 14, 1998, p. 316. Copyright Ó 1998 by Science Service.
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