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Canadian scientists say they've discovered eight similar genes that, when mutated, appear to cause medulloblastoma -- a common childhood brain cancer. This discovery is very promising and may help researchers develop better, more targeted treatments so that more of these children will survive and fewer will suffer debilitating side effects, said Christine Williams, director of research programs for the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute. The study was led by Dr.
A new analysis has found that certain variations in genes that repair DNA can affect a person's risk of developing Hodgkin disease.
Starting with the tiny fruit fly, and then moving into mouse and human patients, researchers at VIB connected to the Center for Human Genetics (K.U. Leuven) showed that the same gene suppresses cancer in all three.
Scientists at Britain's University of Nottingham say they've isolated three genes involved in the development of a type of childhood brain cancer.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists have mapped the cascade of genetic changes that turn normal cells in the brain and pancreas into two of the most lethal cancers.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON Scientists have mapped the cascade of genetic changes that turn normal cells in the brain and pancreas into two of the most lethal cancers.
U.S. scientists say they have determined every type of cancer contains unique gene mutations that give it Darwin's survival of the fittest advantage.
Among the approximately 23,000 genes found in human DNA, scientists currently estimate that there may be as few as 50 to 100 that have no counterparts in other species. Despite the distinctive contributions these genes likely make to our species, little is known about the roles they play.
A third gene involved in prostate cancer has been identified by researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School.
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