Studies raise questions about link between HPC2 gene and PCa

July 1, 2001

Many prostate cancer researchers were delighted last fall by two significant developments. First, Myriad Genetics, a Salt Lake City-based biopharmaceutical company, announced on October 4 that its research team had cloned a prostate cancer susceptibility gene (HPC2), also known as ELAC2. That same month, an independent research team at the University of Pennsylvania published its findings that the variant allele (copy) of the gene was found to be more common in men with prostate cancer than in healthy matched controls.