Ovarian cancer study

 作者:言寮燥     |      日期:2019-02-26 08:08:02
A RESEARCH programme begins next month to identify women at risk from an inherited form of ovarian cancer. The British geneticists who will coordinate the study hope that other European countries may join within the next two years. Ovarian cancer that runs in families accounts for up to 10 per cent of all the cases of the disease in women under 50 in Britain. Every year, it kills between 50 and 100 women who may be genetically predisposed to the disease, according to Bruce Ponder at the University of Cambridge. Ponder, one of the organisers of the study, aims to gather data on families with two or more cases of the disease, so that the gene suspected of causing it can be located. If people at risk can be identified early, it may be possible to reduce the number of deaths. The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund will provide money for the study. Teams of researchers in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Oxford,