Second Gene Linked to Familial Testicular Cancer – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Research Matters. A recent study shows that multiple genes with weaker individual effects—but acting together—may influence risk of familial testicular cancer.
Dr. Stratakis: It appears that this particular tumor … has a strong genetic component.
Narrator: Dr. Constantine Stratakis is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Dr. Stratakis: Investigators believe that there is a lot of genetic factors that play a role together in increasing somebody’s risk for developing testicular cancer.
Narrator: This is only the second gene to be identified that affects the risk of familial testicular cancer, and the first in a key biochemical pathway. For more information, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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