HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer

Testicular cancer in Australia is spreading faster than the cane toad since 1970, its incidence in Australian blokes has doubled, while rates of other types of cancer have stayed the same.

This is alarming news for thousands of young Australian men under the age of 35 who are most commonly affected by this type of cancer.

However, scientists at The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience are gaining valuable insights into the genetic mechanisms contributing to this startling rise in testicular cancer thanks to $625,000 of additional support from the Queensland government presented yesterday (20/04/05).

Professor Peter Koopman, head of the Brisbane node of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development blamed not only the environment but genes as well.

"After completing a major survey of genes most commonly affected in patients with testicular cancer we found that 76% of these key susceptibility genes are active during the critical phase development of the germ cells the cells that eventually form sperm," Professor Koopman said.

"The results are extraordinary for two reasons. First, it is concrete proof of the link between cancer and normal embryonic development. Second, it may mean that our susceptibility to testicular cancer is sealed from a very early stage indeed."

Among the known risk factors for developing testicular germ cell cancer, genetic predisposition is a key component. To date, over 80 different genes have been found to be defective in tumour samples taken from patients with this disease.

Professor Koopman's team used state of the art technology, funded by the Queensland State Government, The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council, to survey gene activity at various stages of testicular development.

According to Professor Koopman the technique, known as microarray technology, represents "the Hubbl
'"/>

Contact: Peter Koopman
61-7-3346-2059
Research Australia
26-Apr-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
2. Inflammatory system genes linked to cognitive decline after heart surgery
3. New angiogenesis inhibitor has promise for treating deadly brain tumor
4. Risk of spina bifida associated with choline metabolism genes, but unrelated to choline intake
5. Researchers show surprising interaction between genes, gender and hypertension
6. Researchers identify genes that allow brain cancer-causing stem cells to resist treatment
7. NHGRI funds assessment of public attitudes about population-based studies on genes and environment
8. Claiming diagnostic tests for diabetes genes is misleading, say experts
9. Zebrafish show advantages in assessing human cancer cell-induced angiogenesis in vivo
10. Variations in detoxifying genes linked to Lou Gehrigs disease
11. Researchers link two more genes to sudden infant death syndrome

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: new look genes that cause testicular cancer

(Date:10/25/2014)... BioSkinLaser.Com, the leading and trusted brand in ... laser treatments for its customers. BioSkinLaser clinic is popular ... lip enhancement treatment . It offers detailed consultation, and ... each customer. , BioSkinLaser.Com has also been popular for ... company cited that it created the first and the ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... CT (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Background: ... Addiction Recovery (CCAR). He is a pioneer in the field ... career in Connecticut's state treatment system and when he retired, ... nagged him while in public service. , ... making critical decisions concerning them? , 2. Can the ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Everett, WA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 ... their insulation has ‘gone bad’ need wonder no more. ... that homeowners should watch out for when it ... Bad insulation, according to the article released by Clean ... emphasize for homeowners that any insulation that has deteriorated, ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might ... researchers suggest. In fact, being a carrier of certain ... disease, the researchers found. "The identification of a ... is a breakthrough," said lead researcher Dr. Hugo Lovheim, an ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. ... developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might ... screened. But a new study suggests that, at least ... found out their genes doubled their risk of colon cancer ... get screened. "It didn,t make any difference, not at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BioSkinLaser.Com Now Offers Advanced Medical Aesthetics Procedures 2Health News:BioSkinLaser.Com Now Offers Advanced Medical Aesthetics Procedures 3Health News:CCAR Accepting Nominations for the Bob Savage Recovery Advocate of the Year Award 2Health News:5 Signs Indicating That Insulation Needs Replacing as Told By Clean Crawls in Recent Article 2Health News:Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  Rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) ... market, according to a new primary market research ... market research and consultation exclusively in the area ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153440 In August, the ... products from Schedule III to Schedule II status. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014   Reproductive Medicine Associates ... in the field of infertility, presents new clinical ... screening. The research abstract, released during the 70 ... (ASRM) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii ... gene defect (SGD) pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a leading medical ... vascular surgery, announced today that James Patrick (Pat) ... elected to the Company,s Board of Directors, effective October ... Executive Chairman of CryoLife, stated, "Since joining the Company in ... who is well positioned to maximize CryoLife,s potential.  His ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 2Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 3New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 3
Cached News: