Navigation Links
Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age
Date:1/26/2009

But researcher stresses risk is still low

MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variant that may increase the risk of developing brain cancer at a young age has been identified by French researchers.

They studied 254 people with malignant brain tumors and 238 people with no cancers. The brain tumor patients all had glioblastoma multiforme, the most common type of brain cancer. Patients survive an average of 12 to 15 months.

The researchers used blood samples to look at a gene called TP53, which acts as a tumor suppressor and is involved in preventing cancer. Brain tumor patients younger than 45 years old were more likely to have the Pro/Pro variant of the TP53 gene than older people with brain tumors or healthy people.

The Pro/Pro variant was present in 20.6 percent of the younger people with brain tumors, compared to 6.4 percent of older brain tumor patients and 5.9 percent of healthy people.

"Eventually, we may be able to use this knowledge to help identify people who have a higher risk of developing brain tumors at an early age. However, the risk of this population remains low, even multiplied by three or four as shown here, because these brain tumors [glioblastomas] are infrequent in young people," study author Dr. Marc Sanson, of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), said in an American Academy of Neurology news release.

The study was published in the Jan. 27 issue of Neurology.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about brain tumors.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, Jan. 26, 2009


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

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Gene Variant May Hike Womens Risk of Alzheimers
2. Biologist finds plant polymerases IV and V are really variants of Polymerase II
3. Gene Variant Tied to Smokers Risk of Lung Cancer
4. Genetic Variants Tied to Obesity
5. NEW Line of Pushbutton Pill Cases Launched by Variant Products
6. Newly found gene variants account for kidney diseases among African-Americans
7. Genetic variants associated with vitamin B12
8. APA resolves to play leading role in improving treatment for gender-variant people
9. Gene Variant May Contribute to Alzheimers Disease
10. Gene variants linked to metabolic syndrome and HDL cholesterol levels
11. Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... System: an On-demand E-learning system for Clinical and Regulatory education for Physicians, ... based on Aerolib`s successful education methodology of Disease Specific Documentation Improvement. , ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... cold weather here, many people will have to clear snow with snow blowers or shovels ... but they can be dangerous when used incorrectly. That’s why Amica Insurance is ... of snow blowers:, , When removing wet snow or debris from ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... WhoHaha , a digital media company ... Heart Association (AHA) to produce a three-part video series that uses humor to highlight ... of the launch of AHA’s Healthy For Good™ movement, which is designed to inspire ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... in a medical capacity this year. Drs. Alexander Paziotopoulos, Andrew Petersen and Trish ... a condensed version of the clinic’s leading recovery program. , “We know ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... announced it recently provided a new $11,250,000 senior credit facility to Sunrise, Florida-based ... MB credit facility were used to facilitate a recapitalization of MedPro led by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... , January 20, 2017 Avillion LLP, a ... of Mark Weinberg , MD MBA as Chief Medical Officer. ... USA . ... Dr Weinberg has spent more than 17 years as ... pharma companies to micro-cap biotech. Over the course of his career, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- The Global Therapy Partnering Terms and Agreements since ... and agreements entered into by the world,s leading healthcare ... deals by value - Deals listed by company A-Z, ... report provides understanding and access to the partnering deals ... companies. The report provides an analysis of partnering ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 This report ... current and future scenario of the global market. Large ... opioid consumption. Severe chronic constipation is a major side ... traditional laxatives. Hence, novel targeted therapy has been prescribed ... sufferers, launch of targeted medicines, and growing awareness about ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: