Navigation Links
Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Northwestern University researchers have discovered that a recently identified genetic marker for prostate cancer is linked to a highly aggressive form of the disease.

These findings ultimately will aid the development of a simple blood test to predict who is susceptible to this aggressive cancer, Northwestern researchers said. Knowing which patients carry this genetic marker also will guide doctors in how they treat the cancer.

The Northwestern study showed a strong hereditary component to this aggressive cancer. Prostate cancer patients who carry the genetic marker called 8q24 - are much more likely to have a close family member with the disease. They have a 40 percent chance of having a close family member with prostate cancer. In contrast, prostate cancer patients who do not carry the marker have a 20 percent chance.

The genetic marker is twice as common in African-American men. At least 30 percent of African-American men with prostate cancer carry the genetic marker compared to 15 percent of men of European descent, according to a previous study involving Northwestern.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, causing more than 40,000 deaths annually. African-American men have a higher incidence of the disease and get it at a younger age than white men.

These findings will help us understand the mechanisms underlying prostate cancer, said Brian Helfand, M.D., an assistant research professor of urology at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, a co-principal investigator of the study and a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. They hold great promise for the development of new treatments and prevention.

Helfand is presenting his findings Sunday, May 20, at the American Urological Association meeting in Anaheim, California.

The study looked at more than 550 prostate cancer patients who had been treated at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehe
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.
2. Genetic influence in menopause
3. Genetics and cholesterol levels
4. Genetics helps in attacking cancer
5. Genetic disorder related with sleep patterns
6. Genetic innovation
7. Genetic tests for cancer
8. Genetic indicates memory
9. Genetic mutation to the fountain of youth discovered
10. Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains
11. Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Genetic Marker Linked Aggressive Prostate Cancer

(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 In recognition of Veteran’s Day, ... Hero Reward, a local organization that provides services to ... , Located on a couple hundred acres in the ... lodging, world class fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, ... several years ago to support U.S. Service men and ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 TheHardwareCity.com now stocks MagnoGrip ... many useful features. Customers of the large online tool ... new gloves delivered to their home or workplace with ... tools that incorporate heavy duty magnets, which make work ... workers to store metal parts on the back of ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 21, 2014 A substantial percentage ... computed tomography (CT) to evaluate abnormal findings on ... cancer, according to a new study published online ... the findings show that radiologist recommendations for additional ... to patient care. , RAIs, which have grown ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 22, 2014 Recently, BambooFlooringChina.com, a famous ... woven bamboo flooring collection , and launched a bamboo ... promotion is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , According ... is the hardest bamboo flooring available today; it has ... of traditional teak hardwoods. Strand woven bamboo is made ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com’s new collection of ... a total of 1,000 new designs in this collection, ... spring 2015. , AngelWeddingDress.com promises to provide ... with wardrobe essentials while many fashion trends come and ... customer service team at AngelWeddingDress.com is ready to assist. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Discount Labels Donates Portion of November Sales to Hero Reward Program 2Health News:MagnoGrip Pro Utility Magnetic Gloves on Sale at TheHardwareCity.com 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com Announced Its Durable Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring Collection 2Health News:2015 Spring Wedding Dresses From AngelWeddingDress Just Released 2
... Hopkins University, men who keep up playing tennis throughout ... those who are less active. They have been following a ... //They asked them about participation in tennis, golf, football, baseball ... were the most likely of all to still be physically ...
... researchers, that three years on, a group of kidney ... thanks to a new procedure. Researchers at the University ... cancer, called interventional-MRI renal cryosurgery. //The procedure relies on ... removing cancerous tissue. So high-tech is this procedure, that ...
... tips regarding splitting a pill and ways of taking care your ... whole one. one might be neglecting off a medication, or be ... you may need to split a pill into two or more ... advice on how to go about pill splitting. First, you need ...
... care centre felt that, everyone should be aware of ... Sepsis occurs when the body over-reacts to an infection. ... cancer but it can attack anyone.// In fact sepsis ... cancer together, and is the leading cause of death ...
... after menopause. Specific exercises to strengthen the back have ... is common after the menopause and involves a reduction ... of disabling bone fractures. Doctors at the University of ... exercises is very effective in reducing this fracture risk. ...
... a recent study, a combined scan identifies unstable areas of ... attack in the future. Fatty deposits, known as plaque, set ... - atherosclerosis - begins many years before any symptoms occur.// ... formation of a clot which will then cause a heart ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:12/17/2014)...  Northstar Global Business Services, Inc. (OTCPink:MDIN) today ... made their final decision and has determined to ... effective December 15, 2014, and has resumed accepting ... book entry transfer services. All deposit restrictions have been ... fully "DTC Eligible", and has resumed electronic trading ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , The new Dompé website ... concerning the biopharmaceutical Group,s national and international clinical research activities ... recently launched institutional website that is receiving accolades from all ... new chapter in the fascinating story of Drug Discovery   ... hub on the world of clinical research, ranging from information ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation ... focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies ... today announced completion of enrollment in its first Phase ... 3-month observations confirmed the 1-month findings that were ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 2Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 3Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5
... Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) today reported ... September 30, 2009. , For the third quarter of 2009, ... per share, compared to a net loss of $37.7 million, ... Weighted average shares outstanding for the third quarters of 2009 ...
... 2 The owner and operator of a Houston-area ... defrauding the Medicare program, announced Assistant Attorney General of ... Johnson of the Southern District of Texas and Daniel ... & Human Services (HHS). , Noel Wayne Jhagroo, 47, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rigel Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Rigel Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Rigel Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Rigel Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Medical Equipment Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme Involving Nutritional Supplies and "Arthritis Kits" 2Medical Equipment Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme Involving Nutritional Supplies and "Arthritis Kits" 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: