Subtype of lethal prostate cancer discovered by researchers

8 abril 2015

The loss of key gene, WAVE1 has been linked by researchers to a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a study. Using bioinformatic meta-analysis to compare several publicly available databases, researchers found that alterations in the WAVE1 gene were associated with a shorter period of remission in patients who were treated for prostate cancer. Strikingly, the study also showed that 22.9 percent of the prostate cancers reviewed in the database harbored the WAVE1 gene deletion.