Scientists Find a Significant Cause of Prostate Cancer

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 15, 2010 at 5:19 PM Mental Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Scientists find a significant cause of prostate cancer which could lead to new treatments.

They have found that male hormones play a key role in promoting a specific genetic change that fuels the growth of tumours.
 Scientists Find a Significant Cause of Prostate Cancer
Scientists Find a Significant Cause of Prostate Cancer

The study focused on male sex hormones called androgens, which have been found in several cancers, form when DNA from different parts of the genetic region of cells merge.

In the latest study, a team led by experts at the Institute of Cancer at Queen Mary University of London, found that androgens promote the fusion of two specific genes that fuel the growth of cancer. They are the genes TMPRSS2 and ERG.

"This is a significant discovery and a major breakthrough into the future prevention of the disease," the Telegraph quoted Dr Yong-Jie Lu, the lead researcher from the Institute of Cancer, as saying.

"It could also lead to new treatments.

"If we can learn how to control and manage androgen levels, there is a strong possibility that we may be able to help thousands of men, especially those known to be at high risk from a family history of prostate cancer, from developing the condition altogether," Yong-Jie Lu added.

The work has been published in the journal Cancer Research.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Prostate Cancer Cancer and Homeopathy Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate Prostate Cancer Facts Cancer Facts Cancer Tattoos A Body Art Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options Prostate Specific Antigen [PSA] Medical Management of Prostate Cancer 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive