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The World in Medicine
June 21, 2006

Prostate Cancer Gene

JAMA. 2006;295(23):2711. doi:10.1001/jama.295.23.2711-a

A team of scientists from Iceland, the United States, and Sweden reported they identified a common genetic marker associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. This genetic variant confers an approximately 60% increase in risk of the disease in men who carry it compared with those who do not. The findings were published on May 7 in an online edition of Nature Genetics (

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