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New Oncogene May Contribute to High Incidence of Prostate Cancer Among African American Men

A team of scientists has identified MNX1 as a new oncogene – a gene than can cause cancer – that is more active in African American prostate cancer than in European American prostate cancer. The finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups. The team includes scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Third Military Medical University in China, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Agilent Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. The study appeared Aug. 31 in Cancer Research. Read more here.

source: News Medical