Scientists Discover More Genetic Clues to Testicular Cancer


May 13, 2013

A new study in Nature Genetics found four new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer. This brings the number of genomic regions associated with testicular cancer up to 17. The findings could eventually help scientists better understand which men are at high risk and enable early detection or possibly even prevention of the disease, the researchers said. "As we continue to cast a wider net, we identify additional genetic risk factors, which point to new mechanisms for disease," said Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, associate professor in the division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics. The story was covered by HealthDay News and Agence France-Presse, and picked up by U.S. News & World Report, Everyday Health, Health.com and Philly.com.

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