Posted on May 06, 2012
Two new studies have found that large structural abnormalities in chromosomes, some of which have been associated with increased risk of cancer, can be detected in a small fraction of people without a prior history of cancer. These studies were conducted by two consortia, one led by scientists at the National Cancer Institute, and one by Gene Environment Association Studies (GENEVA) which is sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute. The results of the studies were published online May 6, 2012, in Nature Genetics.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study
News article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin (Archive)
Research highlight in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter