Navigation Links
Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes
Date:3/30/2009

Findings should lead to deeper understanding of the disease, experts say

MONDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've spotted new gene variations that could boost the risk of sporadic breast cancer.

The same team also confirmed previously identified associations between certain regions in the human genome and breast cancer risk.

The newly identified genetic variations are located on chromosomes 1 and 14. The region on chromosome 1 contained the rs11249433 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). SNPs, the most common type of genetic variation, affect just a single building block of DNA.

The function of the rs11249433 SNP is unknown, but the region on chromosome 1 where it's located is predominately associated with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, the most common molecular type of breast cancer, the researchers said.

The region identified on chromosome 14 includes the rs999737 SNP, which is located near a gene called RAD51L1, which is a pathway implicated in breast cancer.

The Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility (CGEMS) team also confirmed previous studies that found that six other genomic regions -- located on chromosomes 2, 5, 8, 10 and 16 -- are associated with breast cancer. Further study of all these regions may help improve understanding of what causes breast cancer.

"By studying large populations of individuals with and without disease, CGEMS research can provide powerful indicators as to which SNP variations are associated with breast cancer," Dr. Stephen Chanock, director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Core Genotyping Facility and chief of the Laboratory of Translational Genomics in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, said in an NCI news release.

"The two new regions identified in our study open up great possibilities for research into novel pathways contributing to the development of breast cancer. In turn, an in-depth understanding of the biology underlying the contribution of these genetic variations could one day lead to new approaches for therapy or prevention of breast cancer," he said.

The study was published online March 29 in the journal Nature Genetics.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about breast cancer risk.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: U.S. National Cancer Institute, news release, March 29, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists Capture HIV Transfer Among T-Cells on Video
2. 2 NYU scientists named Howard Hughes Medical Institutes Early Career Scientists
3. Two NYU Scientists Named Howard Hughes Medical Institutes early career scientists
4. Three Johns Hopkins researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientists
5. Wayne State University Scientists ID New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer
6. URI scientists reveal mechanism that regulates cancer-causing gene
7. Scientists ID New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer
8. Herpes: Scientists find cellular process that fights virus
9. New book chronicles the journeys of women physicians and scientists to fighting cancer
10. University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight
11. New Book Chronicles the Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists to the Front Lines of Fighting Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... Southland Log Homes , designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log ... be found on its website at SouthlandLogHomes.com. , The designs of the wood ... craftsmanship of timber post and beam construction. The result is a barn that ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... factors of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , ... stroke occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health care world, ... in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to the developing ... , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of the biggest ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger ... has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of ... of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes and USA Medical Card ... the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered with the leading provider of ... disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and EMS professionals across the country, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 A key ... is the emergence of new treatments. Cardax, a development ... osteoarthritis treatment. The therapy is expected to fulfil large ... UK is conducting studies to develop new treatments for ... the genes involved in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 2016   Change Healthcare , a ... solutions and technology-enabled services designed to enable ... a strategic channel partnership with SourceMed, the ... and revenue cycle management services that empower ... clinics to optimize revenue, operational efficiency and ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25,2016 ... the near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical ... OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal ... regulatory milestone in the US with the 12 ... and Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: