Largest ever brain cancer study identifies 13 novel genetic errors

Written by Jade Parker, Future Science Group

A multi-institutional group of researchers have published the results of the largest ever study of brain cancer. The study, led by researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research (London, UK) and published recently in Nature Genetics, has discovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of glioma. In this study, researchers conducted two genome-wide studies and combined the results with six previous studies in a meta-analysis, comprised 12,496 individuals with glioma and 18,190 individuals without. The teams results uncovered 13 novel genetic errors associated with an increased risk of developing glioma, taking the total number of recognized errors...

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