Genetic mutations linked to familial prostate cancer

March 1, 2002

Bethesda, MD-Mutations in the gene encoding 2-5-oligoadenylate(2-5A)-dependentRNase L (RNASEL) have been found to be associated with prostate cancer inmembers of high-risk families. The recently published research comes frominvestigators from the National Institutes of Health's National Human GenomeResearch Institute and collaborators from industry and several other publicand private institutions.