Thursday, October 17, 2013

Same Gene Mutations Tied to 12 Cancers

Researchers estimate that essentially all cancers are fueled by between 200 and 400 mutations, many of which are in genes that regulate molecular pathways responsible for cell growth. The mutations can cause normal cellular process to go awry, causing cancer.
Dr. Ding said that with the new study, combined with plans by an international consortium to study even more cancers, "I'm confident we are getting close to a complete list of cancer genes."

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