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Inherited defects in DNA repair genes prevalent in advanced prostate cancer patients


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Paul Edwards

A large international study has found that 90 percent of men with advanced prostate cancer have some kind of genetic anomaly that could influence treatment.   Inherited defects in DNA repair genes are prevalent in advanced prostate cancer patients regardless of family history, and are associated with poorer responses to hormonal therapy and shorter survival times. Click on this link to read about this study.

 

Click on this link to read a further article in the Prostate Cancer Foundation's NewsPulse newsletter about the study.

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