Genetic Mutations Could Help Identify Aggressive Prostate Tumors Faster


A new study suggests that mutations associated with aggressive prostate tumors can be detected before pathologists recognize the cells as aggressive. John Cheville, MD, pathologist; George Vasmatzis, PhD, assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology; and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, used next-generation genomic sequencing to compare the genetic alterations of pathologically distinct cells from the same prostate tumor. The study is published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Continue reading…