Archive for the ‘Gene fusion’ Category

NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: Research into a fused gene present in prostate cancer patients shows it is not a helpful marker in predicting the effectiveness of hormone therapy. READ MORE>

We will have to hope that presence of the TMPRSS2-ERG fusion gene can be used to predict something else about prostate cancer — otherwise what we will have is a very common “marker” that has no apparent clinical value.

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JULY 29: URO TODAY: New York researchers have discovered a new gene fusion that is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers. The results may lead to more accurate prostate cancer testing and new targets for potential treatments. READ MORE>

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