Second Gene Linked to Familial Testicular Cancer – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Researchers have found that seven different mutations in one specific gene create abnormal versions of an enzyme involved in testicular function and growth. Dr. Constantine Stratakis, with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, says the mutations appear to increase risk of developing a tumor, but donít cause cancer directly.
Dr. Stratakis: It has been said that we all carry anywhere from 7 to 10 mutations in important genes; we donít necessarily have disease as a result of these mutations, but we are carriers of mutations of potentially giving us disease.
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