Major Susceptibility Locus for Prostate Cancer on Chromosome 1 Suggested by a Genome-Wide Search

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Science  22 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5291, pp. 1371-1374
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5291.1371


Despite its high prevalence, very little is known regarding genetic predisposition to prostate cancer. A genome-wide scan performed in 66 high-risk prostate cancer families has provided evidence of linkage to the long arm of chromosome 1 (1q24-25). Analysis of an additional set of 25 North American and Swedish families with markers in this region resulted in significant evidence of linkage in the combined set of 91 families. The data provide strong evidence of a major prostate cancer susceptibility locus on chromosome 1.

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