The Role of Telomere Length in Prostate Cancer Prognosis

The importance of telomere length in prostate cancer prognosis

 

Like the plastic caps at the end of shoelaces, telomeres protect – in their case – the interior-gene containing parts of chromosomes that carry a cell’s instructional material. Cancer cells are known to have short telomeres, but just how short they are from cancer cell to cancer cell may be a determining factor in a prostate cancer patient’s prognosis, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins scientists. “Doctors are looking for new ways to accurately predict prostate cancer patients’ prognoses, because the current methods that use disease stage, Gleason score, and PSA are not perfect,” says Alan Meeker, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Kimmel Cancer Center.

 

Learn more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/266731.php

 

Sharing This

About John Montague DC

John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

Speak Your Mind

*

Sharing This

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather