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Scientists Unravel Role of Fusion Gene in Prostate Cancer
May 22, 2012
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.
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College
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