TV News LIES

Saturday, Aug 30th

Last update06:55:34 PM GMT

You are here News Health Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

E-mail Print PDF

DNA cancer cluesA national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to unravel the genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer.

The study, the largest to look for the faulty DNA that drives the cancers, revealed scores of genetic markers that can identify people most likely to develop the diseases.

Doctors said a simple £5 saliva test based on the markers could give patients a personalised "risk profile" for the diseases and pave the way for individually tailored screening, with those most at risk having more regular health checks.

The findings have major implications for the treatment of prostate cancer. A test based on markers for the disease could identify men whose lifetime risk was 50%, nearly five times the national average.

Ros Eeles, professor of cancer genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, described the results as "the single biggest leap forward" in understanding the genetics of the disease.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

Texas abortion lawA U.S. judge struck down parts of a law seen as restricting abortions in Texas, saying...

Big Food to divulge chemical info

Big Food to reveal chemicalsFood companies are trying to beat the federal government’s push to make chemicals in food more...

Senegal confirms first case of Ebola

Ebola in SenegalThe first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for West Africa’s...

WHO: Ebola outbreak accelerates, could infect 20,000 people

Ebola outbreakThe Ebola outbreak could infect more than 20,000 people within nine months, and efforts to halt...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!