oncogene

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Synonyms for oncogene

a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells

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Angelina Jolie had her ovaries removed in a preven tive op after discovering she had the BRCA cancer gene.
Cancer Gene Therapy Drug Clinical Trial Insight by Phase, Country & Target Indications
If a girl with this cancer gene resulted - was she destroyed?
Not only can we liberate people from the guilt of passing a cancer gene on to their child, we can cut off transmission of the gene once and for all.
They then urged women to undergo "preventive" double mastectomies, because they felt that if these specific women showed up with the "breast cancer gene," their chances of developing this form of cancer were close to 75%.
Researchers at the National Cancer Center have developed a method to detect colon cancer genes in the stool, with a detection rate as high as 80 percent, the researchers said Wednesday.
This research is different from the test that determines whether they carry the cancer gene, Parr says.
Early data points to the promise of E1A as a novel cancer therapeutic, and we believe that these patents, combined with our other proprietary technologies, secure Targeted Genetics' position as a key player in cancer gene therapy.
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation's only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to funding cell and gene therapy research for cancer, is excited to play a major role in the recent leukemia study pioneered by scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
KELLY Osbourne has the same deadly cancer gene as Angelina Jolie and mum Sharon.
Advantages of cancer gene panels include decreased cost and improved efficiency of cancer genetic testing by decreasing the time involved, number of patient visits, and number of tests sent.
Fortunately, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) is able to act as a funding engine, providing nearly $25 million in grants to date.
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A research group at the Sahlgrenska Academy has discovered a new cancer gene.
There is strong evidence for a prostate cancer gene in a bundle of DNA called chromosome 17, which also harbours the breast cancer gene BRCA1.
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