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Researchers have identified a genetic variant that is strongly associated with the ability to spontaneously clear infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and with the response to treatment for chronic HCV infection, the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States.
And, in a surprising finding, the discovery of the variant led to the first identification of a previously unknown gene, IFNL4. The variant in this gene is directly responsible for the creation of a newly identified protein, called Interferon Lambda 4 (IFNL4), from the interferon lambda family of proteins. Read more > >
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The director of NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention and editor-in-chief of NCI's Physician Data Query Screening and Prevention Editorial Board talks with NIH Research Radio about cancer screening and the risks that are sometimes associated with it.
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