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August 10, 2005

Gene Test Could Save Men from Prostate Cancer Surgery

The Checkerboard Tissue Microarray (TMA) method, developed by scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research, looks for the multiple markers of various genes associated with prostate cancer - including the E2F3 gene. "Overexpression" of E2F3 - first identified by the institute - is a marker of how aggressive cancer will be. (

July 15, 2005

Gene Mutation Linked to Melanoma Risk

In a Mediterranean population typically at low risk for developing melanoma, carriers of mutations in the pigmentation gene MC1R are at increased risk of developing the skin cancer and having it progress, a study hints. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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