Scientists Find Gene Mutations Linked to Inherited Prostate Cancer, Institute of Cancer Research Study

Published: Jul 12, 2011

Seven new genetic variants have been found that contribute to a 25 per cent increased risk of inherited prostate cancer. They have been added to a list of more than 33 previously known risk-increasing mutations. Men who possess most of the variants have a 50/50 chance of developing the disease, but only about one per cent of males are believed to fall into this category.

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