Scientists Discover Gene Linked to Higher Rates of Prostate Cancer
By NICHOLAS WADE
Published: May 8, 2006
A team of scientists says it has detected a variant gene associated with prostate cancer, a finding that may make possible a diagnostic test to help decide which patients are the best candidates for aggressive treatment....
The new variant, described online yesterday in the journal Nature Genetics, was first found in Icelandic men and then detected in Sweden and in two populations in the United States. David Altshuler, a medical geneticist at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., said the result was statistically convincing and, because it was tested in four populations, "a model for how these things should be done."