Published in Cancer Weekly, November 13th, 2001
A very strong genetic component exists in the development of human cancers, according to Balmain, Barbara Bakar Bass Professor of Cancer Genetics at the Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. "The genetic contribution to risk in prostate cancer is probably at least 40% of the entire risk," Dr. Balmain said. "Unfortunately, 99% of genes that cause this kind of...
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