Navigation Links
A Futile Search for Cancer Gene

Researchers Stuart Baker, of the US National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and Jaakko Kaprio, a genetic epidemiologist// from the University of Helsinki claim that it is waste of time and money to search for genes linked to cancer. They have stated their theory in the British Medical Journal. They say that there is very little chance of identifying the genes but a huge lump of money is being invested. Researchers believe that if they can identify one or few genes that can help identify people at risk of developing cancer then it would be a major breakthrough. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are linked to breast cancer. It is said that carrying one of these genes greatly increases the lifetime risk of the disease. But such studies and experiments are expensive because they need large sample sizes.

The three main reasons they site to prove that the search for a genetic link would not be fruitful are that, one tumor cells grow profusely and this involve alterations in many genes. Identifying all the altered genes is close to impossible. Secondly migration lays an important role in cancer patterns as the native population. This proves that environmental changes, such as diet, are more important than genes. Finally studies into twins from the data collected from Norwegian twin database are found to contradict the basic fact that identical twins share all the same genes. If identical twins had the same genes then they would suffer from the same type of cancer. Hence in conclusion the researchers say that genes play a minor role in the contribution to the risk of cancer.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. In Search Of Drugs From the Ocean
2. In Search Of A New Drug To Target Cholesterol
3. In Search Of A New Drug To Target Cholesterol
4. Search For Bigfoot Creature To Be Delayed
5. Australia In Search Of A Better Way to Handle Critically Ill Patients and Balance Elective Surgery
6. Intensive Search On For Nurse Killer
7. Search for an Effective and Safe Hepatitis C Vaccine
8. Search for Human Pheromone
9. Internet Searches Fail To Give Useful Information To Cancer Patients
10. Weight Loss and Intimacy -- A Search for Self
11. ‘Search and Destroy’ operation against dengue mosquitoes in Philippins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... From May 4 to 6, EarQ ... the unique opportunity to learn more about Signia’s technology and the successful business and ... is our priority to see practices succeed in this highly competitive industry,” said Ed ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... , ... May 06, 2016 , ... Canadian author Mark Black is a ... Life From the Heart" around the world … with the help of his publisher Strategic ... 24, Mark Black lay in a hospital bed waiting for a miracle: He needed a ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... Sleepopolis.com . , Since launching in September, 2014 Sleepopolis has resided at ... which now include pillows, sheets, mattress toppers, bed frames, and more. , Founder ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... ... Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has written a new article this ... about helping to stop cancer. Yisrayl says there are too many suffering and dying from ... science industries will pay close attention and take action. The Pastor says that the root ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... In honor of Military Spouse ... training, and the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit that works to strengthen ... full-tuition scholarship recipient of 2016. , “Being awarded this scholarship by Career ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... TUCSON, Ariz. , May 3, 2016  As ... twice contracted rheumatic fever, which damaged his heart. ... But by June 2013, Shepherd,s heart was ... days from death. On June 20, 2013, the ... temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t). Like a heart transplant, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... OSWEGO, Ore. , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... endovascular medical technology, today announced Food and Drug ... cardiac resynchronization defibrillator that provides heart failure patients ... scans. Iperia devices also have remote monitoring with ... that adapts the heart rate in response to ...
(Date:5/3/2016)...   BIOTRONIK will be exhibiting and initiating ... implant at the Heart Rhythm Society,s 37 th ... Francisco . "Physicians and hospitals ... patient care and satisfaction possible. Part of that process ... tomorrow," said Marlou Janssen , President, BIOTRONIK, Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: