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Jan 2012 PloS one

8q24 Cancer risk allele associated with major metastatic risk in inflammatory breast cancer.


Bertucci F, Lagarde A, Ferrari A, Finetti P, Charafe-Jauffret E, Van Laere S, Adelaide J, Viens P, Thomas G, Birnbaum D, Olschwang S


Association studies have identified low penetrance alleles that participate to the risk of cancer development. The 8q24 chromosomal region contains several such loci involved in various cancers that have been recently studied for their propensity to influence the clinical outcome of prostate cancer. We investigated here two 8q24 breast and colon cancer risk alleles in the close vicinity of the MYC gene for their role in the occurrence of distant metastases.

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