oncogene

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Synonyms for oncogene

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

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If you don't have at least two relatives with the same type of cancer on the same side of your family it's unlikely you've inherited a cancer gene.
Novartis (VTX: NOVN) is continuing its foray into oncology and liver disease, two of its treatment priorities, after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a second breakthrough tag for its cancer gene therapy.
If a girl with this cancer gene resulted - was she destroyed?
Dr Sarah Cant, policy manager at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, said: "The decision to screen embryos to see whether they have a faulty breast cancer gene is a complex and very personal issue.
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.
Fertility expert Paul Serhal, who led the PGD team, said yesterday: "We have now entered a new era of being able to help people who have cancer genes.
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%.
Doctors removed a cell from each and tested it for the cancer gene.
Using the method, the team detected at least one type of cancer gene in 20 out of 25 colon cancer patients, a detection rate of 80 percent.
In that futuristic scenario, a patient with a cancer gene has the gene removed, rather than trying to control inflammation, he says.
This research is different from the test that determines whether they carry the cancer gene, Parr says.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-31 July 2002-Iceland Genomics to cooperate with Myriad Genetics on cancer gene (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
The HPC2 gene is the first example of a cancer gene that was initially found in cancer-prone families but also seems to cause a substantial number of sporadic tumors in patients.
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.
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