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Johns Hopkins researchers discover link between a protein and aggressive, recurring prostate cancer

  • Posted: August 28, 2012

In a study to decipher clues about how prostate cancer cells grow and become more aggressive, Johns Hopkins urologists have found that reduction of a specific protein is correlated with the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, acting as a red flag to indicate an increased risk of cancer recurrence. Their findings are reported online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Aug. 27, 2012. Johns Hopkins is home to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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