Researchers Link New Mutation to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk in Black Men

Researchers Link New Mutation to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk in Black Men
Researchers from the University of North Texas have identified a new genetic mutation in the ALKBH7 gene that is associated with prostate cancer, particularly in African-American men. The findings suggest that this ALKBH7 mutation could not only be used as a biomarker to diagnose prostate cancer, but that therapies targeting this mutation may help such patients. The study, “ALKBH7 Variant Related to Prostate Cancer Exhibits Altered Substrate Binding,” recently appeared in PLOS Computational Biology. When the control mechanisms
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