Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer, Northwestern University Study Finds

Published: May 21, 2007

CHICAGO -- Northwestern University researchers have discovered that a recently identified genetic marker for prostate cancer is linked to a highly aggressive form of the disease. These findings ultimately will aid the development of a simple blood test to predict who is susceptible to this aggressive cancer, Northwestern researchers said. Knowing which patients carry this genetic marker also will guide doctors in how they treat the cancer.

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