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Genetic variation linked to longer telomeres and lower risk of bladder cancer
Date:4/2/2011

firmation to population studies that suggested a role for telomeres in cancer development. Although she stressed that the effect of interventions to lengthen telomeres would need to be tested in prospective studies, she said the finding was a major research advancement.

"It has shed light on the biology of early cancers and their initiating events. These advances now create unprecedented opportunities for novel approaches directed at prevention and early interception of cancer's deadly trajectory," said Blackburn.

Blackburn will become immediate past president of the American Association for Cancer Research at 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, April 4, 2011.

Both Gu and Blackburn will make presentations at an AACR Annual Meeting press conference on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET in room W313 of the Orange County Convention Center. Reporters who cannot attend in person can participate using the following information:

  • U.S. & Canada: (888) 647-7462
  • International: (201) 604-0169
  • Access Code: 244081


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Contact: Jeremy Moore
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American Association for Cancer Research
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