DNA Screening Test Could Help Detect Risk of Prostate Cancer
A DNA screening test could be used to detect the risk of prostate cancer, according to a team at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.
The team took blood samples from 191 men with prostate cancer, along with at least three family members who had the same disease.
The results found that 7 percent of the men had one of 14 genetic mutations.
Prostate cancer is second most common cancer among American men. About one in seven men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.
The research group is now running a trial with 2,000 men and testing 192 genes.
Dr. Manny Alvarez discussed the study today on America’s News HQ. Watch the video above.