• search

Genes interact to affect breast cancer survival

Written by: Staff
|

NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) A variation of a cancer-causing gene called SNP309 interacts with an anti-cancer gene, known as p53, to influence a woman's odds of surviving breast cancer, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Dr Stefan Ambs, from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues investigated whether SNP309 was associated with breast cancer risk and outcome and whether it interacted with p53 to affect survival.

Alone, SNP309 did not affect survival, but in combination with certain p53 changes, it seemed to reduce survival.

Researchers have begun developing drugs that target the proteins produced by p53, Ambs said. ''Depending on the status of SNP309, a patient may respond well or may not have a good response to those or other drugs. Thus, the relationship between SNP309 status and the response to treatment should be studied.'' REUTERS AD RN0842

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more