New gene hunt reveals potential breast cancer treatment target

8 Mar 2019

Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, and have already identified one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers.

The University of Queensland and Albert Einstein College of Medicine team has developed a statistical approach to reveal many previously hard-to-find genes that contribute to cancer.

Associate Professor Jess Mar, of UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, said the majority of ‘oncogenes’ identified to date showed up in most patients with a particular cancer type.

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