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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Scientists double number of known genetic risk factors for endometrial cancer (European ancestry)



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"In this study we have identified another five regions, bringing the total to nine. This finding doubles the number of known risk regions, and therefore makes an important contribution to our knowledge of the genetic drivers of endometrial cancer.
"Interestingly, several of the gene regions we identified in the study were already known to contribute to the risk of other common cancers such as ovarian and prostate.

 The study was an international collaboration involving researchers from Australia, the United Kingdom, German, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, the United States and China. The UK part of the study received funding from the charity Cancer Research UK.
Journal Reference:
  1. Five endometrial cancer risk loci identified through genome-wide association analysis. Nature Genetics, 2016; DOI: 10.1038/ng.35

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