Mutation in Prostate Tumors Shown to Change Epigenetic Identity

11:46 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | Drug Discovery Development

Prostate cancer researchers have mapped the impact of an acquired mutation that alters epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA, in about 50 percent of patient tumor samples. The discovery also identifies a new opportunity for targeted therapy.
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University Health Network

Original Article: Mutation in Prostate Tumors Shown to Change Epigenetic Identity


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