Researchers find 23 genes linked to increased risk of prostate cancer

September 16, 2014 11:40 PM

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An international analysis has uncovered 23 previously unknown gene variants linked to elevated prostate cancer risk, findings that scientists say ultimately could lead to genetic screenings.

For now, the undisputedly flawed but still useful PSA screening remains the only test doctors have for the condition. The new findings, however, add to the 77 previously known gene variants linked to prostate cancer and open a wider window on the genetic basis of a form of cancer that strikes about ...

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