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Chinese “immune” from some cancers

» 23 April 2007 » In Cancer, Genetic » Comments Off

Scientists have discovered that some Chinese people carry a gene variant that protects them against cancer. A variant of the same gene, caspase-8 (CASP8), was discovered earlier this year to afford some Western women protection from breast cancer. In US men, caspase-8 is involved in cell-signaling regulation by the androgen receptor and may play a role in prostate cancer.

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