Researchers Discover Traits Of Prostate Cancer Aggressive Form

Armen Hareyan's picture
Advertisement

Researchers led by a team at the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology University of Michigan Health System have identified traits of an aggressive type of prostate cancer that occurs in about 10 percent of men who have the disease. They hope the discovery could lead, possibly within the next few years, to a simple urine test that will help to diagnose this variation of prostate cancer.

Previous studies by this group of researchers have shown that most prostate cancer is caused in part by a gene fusion - the merging of two unrelated genes, which plays a role in at least 50 percent of prostate cancer cases.

Advertisement