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    News: Biomarkers & Prevention

    Gene Linked to Familial Prostate Cancer

    Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Family history is the best predictor of risk for prostate cancer, suggesting that the disease has a strong hereditary component. Recently, a heritable mutation in the HOXB13 gene was found to predispose men of European descent to prostate cancer. Jeffrey Smith, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, and colleagues initiated a study […]