Search narrows for African-American prostate cancer gene

January 1, 2007

Boston-Researchers at the Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute appear to be closing in on one or more of the genes that elevate the risk of prostate cancer in African-American men. They have narrowed the search to a 3.8 million nucleo-tide stretch DNA on the long arm of chromosome 8.