Navigation Links
Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

nsive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Researchers wanted to identify the characteristics of prostate cancer in men who were carriers of these genetic markers to see if their cancer differed from that in men who did not carry the gene variant.

"We found the carriers of these 8q24 markers had more aggressive tumors, said Helfand. Patients who were carriers had cancers that were more likely to spread into the lymph nodes and were more difficult to surgically remove.

The patients in the Northwestern study had been treated by William Catalona, M.D., professor of urology and director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Catalona is a co-principal investigator of the study.

"We have the largest and best-detailed prostate cancer population to perform this study because Dr. Catalona has a rich database and follow-up on all of his patients," noted Helfand.

The 8q24 genetic variation was originally discovered by deCODE genetics, a biopharmaceutical company in Iceland, in collaboration with Catalona of Northwestern and two other research groups. That study was first reported in Nature Genetics in June, 2006.

Since then, the genetic variant has been widely duplicated by prestigious genetic research groups around the country. This is the first time that a genetic mutation associated with prostate cancer has been found in a large segment of the population.

The initial study by deCODE genetics showed that men who carry the genetic marker have a 60 percent increase in risk of the disease.

Genetic markers, also called alleles, occupy a specific position on a chromosome. The alleles linked to the aggressive prostate cancer found by Northwestern and other labs over the past year are located on the long arm of chromosome 8.


'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.
2. Genetic influence in menopause
3. Genetics and cholesterol levels
4. Genetics helps in attacking cancer
5. Genetic disorder related with sleep patterns
6. Genetic innovation
7. Genetic tests for cancer
8. Genetic indicates memory
9. Genetic mutation to the fountain of youth discovered
10. Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains
11. Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Genetic Marker Linked Aggressive Prostate Cancer

(Date:4/21/2015)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 ... Pipeline Review, H1 2015” provides comparative analysis ... The report strengthens R&D pipelines by identifying ... and best-in-class products. Complete report with TOC ... , The report also reviews key players ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... TX (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 The ... announced today it is opening its first freestanding emergency ... in Chandler, Arizona and will be licensed under Dignity ... the Dignity Health and Adeptus Health joint venture. , ... Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers said the new ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... & New York, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 ... global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development ... today announced the launch of ADVASEPT™ Lock, a ... and efficient delivery of injectable medications. Easily opened, ... a safe, convenient and functional container closure with ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Carinsurancehints.com has released a new blog post presenting ... auto insurance prices . , Commuting on ... should review their insurance options before deciding what plan ... forms. Some of the popular policies provide liability, collision ... rates and find the best prices in their area ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 This year, in ... Skin Types, Inc.® (FIRST) will publish a unique awareness ... will run throughout the month of May and carry ... to Someone." The positioning was chosen to encourage ... skin disorder and to help support our mission of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pulmonary Embolism Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1 2015 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Pulmonary Embolism Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1 2015 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Pulmonary Embolism Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1 2015 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health to Open First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 2Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health to Open First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 3Health News:Catalent Announces the Expansion of its Advanced, Aseptic, Glass-Free Injectable Platform with New ADVASEPT™ Lock Delivery Technology 2Health News:Heavily Circulated Roads Can increase Auto Insurance Costs 2Health News:May is Ichthyosis Awareness Month. Use Your Voice. 2
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech,(Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ... device research and development outsourcing company with ... announced it has reached an agreement,with Johnson ... of,Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. (J&JPRD) to expand its ...
... ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15 Young Innovations, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... third quarter,earnings results with a live and on-demand web ... Central Time. A live audio broadcast of the,call will ... the live audio broadcast will also be available through ...
... Options,(CCO), a leader in the development of innovative online, ... agreement with,the American Association for the Study of Liver ... unique Conference Coverage of AASLD,s,Liver Meeting(R) 2008, which will ... 4, 2008., "Clinical Care Options has a proven ...
... DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 15 Foresight Corporation ... Debra Strickland has joined the,company,s Development division ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081015/CLW134 ), In this role, ... customers to,propose and design new technical solutions, ...
... 15 Darwin,Professional Underwriters, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: ... meeting of the Company,s stockholders held on October ... Plan of Merger,(the "Merger Agreement"), dated as of ... Company Holdings, Ltd ("Allied World") and Allied,World Merger ...
... a sentry guarding the castle walls, a molecular messenger inside ... that could allow the invasion of an insidious enemy: Cancer. ... in its tracks, preventing an error that could lead to ... suggests that to be able to prevent abnormal cell proliferation, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WuXi PharmaTech Expands Collaboration for Fully Integrated Services 2Health News:Young Innovations, Inc. Provides Third Quarter Conference Call Details 2Health News:American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Enters Into Agreement With Clinical Care Options as Its Authorized Online Conference Coverage Provider for the Liver Meeting(R) 2008 2Health News:Debra Strickland joins Foresight Corporation in time for HIPAA 5010 Mandate 2Health News:Darwin Stockholders Adopt Merger Agreement with Allied World 2Health News:Darwin Stockholders Adopt Merger Agreement with Allied World 3Health News:Stem-cell sentry sounds the alarm to maintain balance between cancer and aging, U-M researchers find 2
(Date:4/21/2015)...  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a leading ... and vascular surgery, announced today that 2015 first quarter ... 2015.  On that day, the Company will hold a ... Time to discuss the results, followed by a question ... Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CryoLife, Inc. ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Mary Kelly, Ph.D ., is helping members of the Medical Group Managers Associations (MGMA) deal ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150420/199849 ... ... ... pulling your hair out of your head or going bankrupt," said Kelly, a popular keynote ...
(Date:4/21/2015)...  Edico Genome today announced a collaboration with ... processors to accelerate next generation sequencing (NGS) data ... primary and secondary NGS analysis in real time, ... analysis in the cloud and holds benefits for ... such as analysis of population-scale genomic data. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CryoLife Announces Release Date and Teleconference Call Details for 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 2Medical Group Managers Build Effective Practices with Strategies from Leadership Expert Mary Kelly 2Medical Group Managers Build Effective Practices with Strategies from Leadership Expert Mary Kelly 3Medical Group Managers Build Effective Practices with Strategies from Leadership Expert Mary Kelly 4Medical Group Managers Build Effective Practices with Strategies from Leadership Expert Mary Kelly 5Edico Genome Collaborates with Intel to Overcome Big Data Bottleneck in Next-Generation Sequencing 2Edico Genome Collaborates with Intel to Overcome Big Data Bottleneck in Next-Generation Sequencing 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: