In prostate cancer prognosis, telomere length may matter

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.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/jhm…



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