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2011-09-20 13:06:44

Genetic differences in prostate cells seem to be a root cause of the prostate cancer disparities between African-American men and white men, according to findings presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept. 18-21, 2011. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among U.S. men, with occurrences and mortality rates higher in African-American men compared to white men. "There are a lot of socioeconomic and environmental...

2011-05-31 16:57:20

Delineation of the origin of the retrovirus known as XMRV from the genomes of laboratory mice indicates that the virus is unlikely to be responsible for either prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome in humans, as has been widely published. The virus arose because of genetic recombination of two mouse viruses. Subsequent infection of lab experiments with XMRV formed the basis of the original association. Reporting in Science, Vinay Pathak, Ph.D., and his research team from the National...

2010-06-07 16:42:19

Researchers link panel of genes to early onset prostate cancer Prostate cancer has become more common in younger men, and it's often more aggressive in these men. A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a series of genetic mutations could help detect this early onset prostate cancer.Researchers believe that genetics and traditional screening methods could play a role in predicting the risk of prostate cancer in younger...

2010-04-05 10:39:54

Novel XMRV retrovirus diagnostic test developed The recently discovered retrovirus, xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), has been identified in some prostate cancer patients. In light of conflicting data concerning XMRV, standardized diagnostic testing is important to identify patients in which XMRV is present and to determine whether it plays a role in the incidence of prostate cancer. An article published in the April issue of Urology® is a step in this...

2009-10-16 08:12:28

The xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) which has previously been linked to prostate cancer has been found to have a dramatically lower prevalence among German prostate cancer patients, if any. Contrary to some reports, which have found XMRV in 40% of cases in patients in the US with familial prostate cancer, research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal, Retrovirology has found no link between the two conditions in a large study of German prostate cancer...

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2009-10-09 06:50:00

A new breakthrough study finds that a virus linked to prostate cancer may also be linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a disorder characterized by unexplained and debilitating exhaustion that is not alleviated by sleep. The research could pave the way to new treatments for the condition, which affects some 17 million people throughout the world, scientists said Thursday. The virus, known as XMRV, was found in the blood of 68 out of 101 chronic fatigue syndrome patients, but just 8 of...

2009-09-07 14:18:57

XMRV retrovirus is associated with more aggressive tumors In a finding with potentially major implications for identifying a viral cause of prostate cancer, researchers at the University of Utah and Columbia University medical schools have reported that a type of virus known to cause leukemia and sarcomas in animals has been found for the first time in malignant human prostate cancer cells. If further investigation proves the virus, XMRV (Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus),...

2009-01-31 14:55:12

A gene mutation could increase the potential of aggressive tumor development in men suffering from prostate cancer, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Robert Burk of New York's Yeshiva University said his study found that men with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation were facing a greater risk of developing aggressive tumors, The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday. The targeted gene mutation is most commonly linked to breast cancer. The study, which only involved male test subjects of Ashkenazi...

2006-02-24 13:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A newly identified virus, tentatively called XMRV, seems to be associated with the development of prostate cancer in genetically susceptible men, researchers report. XMRV is closely related to a virus that causes leukemia in mice and is a "newly identified infectious agent in humans," Dr. Eric Klein of the Cleveland Clinic said in a statement. "While more research is needed to confirm our findings, this could be the first evidence that a virus is linked to prostate...


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