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Scientists Unravel Role of Fusion Gene in Prostate Cancer


May 22, 2012

biology graphic Up to half of all prostate cancer cells have a chromosomal rearrangement that results in a new "fusion" gene and formation of its unique protein--but no one has known how that alteration promotes cancer growth. Full Story

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New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

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