Navigation Links
Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

nsive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Researchers wanted to identify the characteristics of prostate cancer in men who were carriers of these genetic markers to see if their cancer differed from that in men who did not carry the gene variant.

"We found the carriers of these 8q24 markers had more aggressive tumors, said Helfand. Patients who were carriers had cancers that were more likely to spread into the lymph nodes and were more difficult to surgically remove.

The patients in the Northwestern study had been treated by William Catalona, M.D., professor of urology and director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Catalona is a co-principal investigator of the study.

"We have the largest and best-detailed prostate cancer population to perform this study because Dr. Catalona has a rich database and follow-up on all of his patients," noted Helfand.

The 8q24 genetic variation was originally discovered by deCODE genetics, a biopharmaceutical company in Iceland, in collaboration with Catalona of Northwestern and two other research groups. That study was first reported in Nature Genetics in June, 2006.

Since then, the genetic variant has been widely duplicated by prestigious genetic research groups around the country. This is the first time that a genetic mutation associated with prostate cancer has been found in a large segment of the population.

The initial study by deCODE genetics showed that men who carry the genetic marker have a 60 percent increase in risk of the disease.

Genetic markers, also called alleles, occupy a specific position on a chromosome. The alleles linked to the aggressive prostate cancer found by Northwestern and other labs over the past year are located on the long arm of chromosome 8.


'"/>




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:3/28/2015)... Mirada, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... ear, nose and throat disorders, are now ... is a common issue which is characterized by the ... Affecting 1 in 5 people, tinnitus is a prevalent ... disorder and while it is non-fatal, tinnitus can impede ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... March 28, 2015 ARDX will sponsor the ... 12pm -3pm at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. ... an empowering event for women in the Hampton Roads region. ... Stories of Women’s Lives. Women grow stronger through sharing ... other. This year the WWC™ theme is T-talk where ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... LTW Cyber is an innovation hub for ... purpose of addressing the needs of the global market ... opportunities to grow while seeking collaborative opportunities with the ... Ventures in LTW Cyber focus on secure application security, ... vulnerabilities and analyzing open source. As the hub ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Deer, Alberta (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 In ... until then, prevented her from working, Monica K. arrived at ... in the mending department quiet, defensive and scared. The owners ... Placement & Support Services (EPSS) to offer jobs to ... does take patience and a willingness to begin with the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... at 7am today. The new facility is located 12665 W ... , “As a resident of Summerwood, I look forward to ... here,” said Dr. Sowell, Facility Medical Director of First Choice ... First Choice Emergency Room made a donation to Summer Creek ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthpointe now Offering Tinnitus Treatments in Clinics throughout Southern California 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 3Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 2Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 3Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Opens New Facility in Houston, Texas 2
... of Dimes and Kmart--Working Together for Stronger, Healthier,Babies, ... premature birth rises in the U.S., Kmart,s partnership with ... Kmart,s associates and customers,have raised an unprecedented $71 million ... This year, Kmart,s 2008 March for Babies,campaign topped the ...
... Efforts Oppose $6.5 Million Funding Cut to State,s ... The Arkansas,Health Care Association and the American Health ... and Mark Pryor (D) and,Representatives Marion Berry (D-1st), ... (D-4th) for helping lead efforts in the U.S. ...
... the 1 in 8 Hispanics with type 2 disease , , ... of the most serious health issues facing Hispanics in the ... diabetes has been released. , The Agency for Healthcare Research ... 2 , a consumer guide aimed at the estimated one ...
... From Various Pro Teams During Each Tour ... Stage, LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 2 , WHO: ... assessment technology, WHAT: Micro-site ... various pro cyclists during every stage of the Tour de France. ...
... Inc., the,highly respected developer and manufacturer of proprietary ... Stable Liquid L-Ascorbic Acid,(Vitamin C), has terminated the ... right to exclusively market the proprietary,product formulas of ... IS Clinical termination was triggered by that company,s,introduction ...
... rises in caesarean section rates, according to a paper ... The findings come from an analysis of a large ... Professor Gordon Smith, at the University,s Department of Obstetrics ... 500,000 entries collected by the Scottish Morbidity Record between ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:4 Million Babies Born Each Year in United States; $8 Million That Shows You Care About All of Them! 2Health News:State, National Long Term Care Community Applauds Arkansas Leaders in U.S. Senate and U.S. House for Helping Lead Effort to Block $770 Million Bush Medicare Cuts 2Health News:State, National Long Term Care Community Applauds Arkansas Leaders in U.S. Senate and U.S. House for Helping Lead Effort to Block $770 Million Bush Medicare Cuts 3Health News:New Spanish Consumer Guide Compares Diabetes Meds 2Health News:Polar to Feature Live Tour de France Race Data 2Health News:Termination of IS Clinical From Distributing PhytoCeuticals Formulas 2Health News:Major rise in Caesarean sections linked to impaired womb function with age 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... Levi & Korsinsky announces it has commenced ... ) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The ... connection with its study of the drug OHR-102. To ... contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via ... (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. Levi & ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. (the "Company") ... has approved the grant of an aggregate of 236,070 ... and consultants of the Company pursuant to the Company,s ... to expire on the tenth anniversary of the date ... third anniversary of the date of grant and 50,000 ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Russell Williams , President ... (Rx&D), welcomes the 2015-2016 Quebec Budget, noting the fiscal ... the biopharmaceutical industry. However, the association is concerned about ... commend the government,s intent to strive for a balanced ... promote Quebec,s economic development is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 2Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 3
... Calif., March 31, 2011 NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin ... developer, announced today that the Company has been invited ... performance study at an upcoming conference entitled "Cardiovascular Safety ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Cardiac Safety Research ...
... 31, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy has ... field of medical technology and innovation for commercializing the ... agency, Dilon and similar entrepreneurs, "build the new industries ... our toughest global challenges." The Dilon 6800® ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NewCardio Invited to Present Latest QTinno Performance Improvements at FDA-Sponsored Conference on Cardiovascular Safety in Drug Development 2NewCardio Invited to Present Latest QTinno Performance Improvements at FDA-Sponsored Conference on Cardiovascular Safety in Drug Development 3NewCardio Invited to Present Latest QTinno Performance Improvements at FDA-Sponsored Conference on Cardiovascular Safety in Drug Development 4NewCardio Invited to Present Latest QTinno Performance Improvements at FDA-Sponsored Conference on Cardiovascular Safety in Drug Development 5NewCardio Invited to Present Latest QTinno Performance Improvements at FDA-Sponsored Conference on Cardiovascular Safety in Drug Development 6U.S. Department of Energy Hails Dilon Diagnostics as a Medical Technology Pioneer and Top National Innovator 2
... 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 ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: