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Estrogen helps drive distinct, aggressive form of prostate cancer
Date:5/27/2008

ive prostate cancers. Alternatively, any intervention that boosts estrogen activity (ER-alpha) might also give a boost to these aggressive malignancies."

Research into just why fusion-positive prostate cancers are so aggressive -- and potential molecular drug targets to help curb that aggression -- will continue under Dr. Rubin's direction at Weill Cornell, in collaboration with members of his group and with computational biologist Dr. Francesca Demichelis.

"The technological achievement of using fixed samples that were up to 30 years old is significant," Dr. Rubin says. "In the future, we hope to explore banked tissues from clinical trials to help understand why they failed. This should lead to insight for designing the next trial."


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Contact: Andrew Klein
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New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College
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