New genetic risk variants identified in multiethnic analysis of prostate cancer

Researchers have newly identified 23 common genetic variants — one-letter changes in DNA known as single-nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs — that are associated with risk of prostate cancer. These results come from an analysis of more than 10 million SNPs in data pooled from studies that included over 43,000 men with prostate cancer and nearly 44,000 men without the disease. Study participants were from Australia, Ghana, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States and were of diverse ancestry. …read more

Source: Cancer