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Prostate Cancer Deaths Double in Men with BRCA2 Gene

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BRCA2 gene

Written by Administrator Tuesday, 24 June 2008 00:00

Men with prostate cancer caused by a faulty BRCA2 gene are more than twice as likely to die from the disease than those carrying the faulty BRCA1 gene - reveals a study published in theĀ  British Journal of Cancer June 24 2007.

These findings could help tailor treatment and target chemotherapy more effectively to men with prostate cancer that is caused by a BRCA gene fault.

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