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Mutation linked to kidney cancer

20th January 2011

Researchers believe they have made a major advance in the most common form of kidney cancer.

A mutated gene has been found in a third of patients and the study, published in the journal Nature, shows the gene is involved in packaging DNA in the body's cells. The Institute of Cancer Research said the study provided a better picture of how the cancer formed and paved the way for future therapies. The cancer claims nearly 4,000 lives a year in the UK.

 

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Article Information

Title: Mutation linked to kidney cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17292
Date Added: 20th Jan 2011

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