Rearrangements of multifunctional genes cause cancer in children and young people

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:45 in Health & Medicine

A doctoral thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that three genes that lie behind a number of malignant tumour diseases are normally involved in several fundamental processes in the cell. This may be the reason that the tumours arise early in life and principally affect children and young people.

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