Navigation Links
Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age

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:
Related Image:
Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age
(Date:10/13/2017)... EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and ... educated healthcare professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton ... staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on ... Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids ... Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, ... run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a ... episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS ... in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... CAESAREA, Israel and NEW YORK , Sept. ... company with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its ... today. Please check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz ... ... ninth season this month. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: