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Mt Sinai J Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;77(6):643-54. doi: 10.1002/msj.20222.

Genetics of prostate cancer risk.

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Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

For decades, physicians and researchers have recognized that family history is a significant risk factor for prostate cancer. The identification of the genes responsible for inherited risk, however, proved difficult. With the sequencing of the human genome and the completion of the initial phases of the International HapMap Project, the tools are available to scan the entire genome and find genetic markers for disease. Since 2006, more than 30 inherited variants strongly associated with prostate cancer have been reported. As the inherited component of the disease is revealed, efforts are ongoing to translate genetic findings into the clinic.

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21105126
DOI:
10.1002/msj.20222
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