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Br J Cancer. 1999 Sep;81(1):141-3.

A polymorphism in the CYP17 gene is associated with male breast cancer.

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University of Edinburgh Department of Pathology, Molecular Medicine Centre, UK.

Abstract

The CYP17 gene codes for the cytochrome P450c17alpha enzyme that is involved in the synthesis of oestrogens. This case-control study from the South East of Scotland shows that a polymorphism of the CYP17 gene is associated with an increased risk of male breast cancer.

PMID:
10487625
PMCID:
PMC2374358
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6690663
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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