Combining images, genetic data proves gene loss behind aggressive ovarian cancers

17 diciembre 2014

Loss of a gene called PTEN triggers some cases of an aggressive form of ovarian cancer, called high-grade serous ovarian cancer, researchers have demonstrated. In a revolutionary approach, the researchers made the discovery by combining images from cancer samples with genetic data. They proved conclusively that loss of PTEN was commonly found only in the cancerous cells and not the ‘normal’ cells that help make up the tumour mass.