Genetic testing can help deliver precision medicine to men with advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on July 7, 2016 12:31 pm
Categories: health

Genetic testing in men with advanced prostate cancer could pick up a significant proportion whose disease may be caused by inherited mutations in genes involved in repairing DNA damage, a major new study reveals. Testing prostate cancer patients for mutations in key DNA repair genes could identify those who may benefit from precision treatments that specifically target DNA repair weaknesses in cancer cells, say researchers.

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