Ovarian, Breast And Lung Cancer Survival Linked To Two Proteins

News — By on December 18, 2008 at 4:00 am

US scientists found that levels of two proteins called Dicer and Drosher that are involved in shutting down genes were linked to a woman’s chances of surviving ovarian cancer and similar effects were also found in lung and breast cancer patients. Women with high levels of these proteins had a median survival of 11 years while women with low levels of both proteins only had a median survival rate of 2.7 years.

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