New Role for P53 Genetic Mutation -- Initiation of Prostate Cancer, University of California, Davis (UCD) Study  
6/8/2012 7:22:40 AM

A team of UC Davis investigators has found that a genetic mutation may play an important role in the development of prostate cancer. The mutation of the so-called p53 (or Tp53) gene was previously implicated in late disease progression, but until now has never been shown to act as an initiating factor. The findings may open new avenues for diagnosing and treating the disease.