Scientists identify 5000+ high-risk cancer gene variants, potential treatment target

News-Medical.Net July 8, 2024, 06:00 AM UTC

Summary: Scientists have identified over 5,000 high-risk cancer gene variants, particularly in the BAP1 gene, increasing the risk of eye, lung, brain, skin, and kidney cancers. These findings, published in Nature Genetics, offer potential therapeutic targets and could lead to new treatments. Genetic screening for these variants can improve early detection and treatment effectiveness. The study aims to make genetic insights accessible to diverse populations.

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