Cancer breakthrough by Essex University scientists

Braintree and Witham Times: Professor Elena Klenova, who is leading the research team. Professor Elena Klenova, who is leading the research team.

SCIENTISTS at Essex University have made a breakthough in diagnosing prostate cancer.

Currently it is difficult to tell whether a prostate cancer is benign or malignant, meaning some patients are unnecessarily over-treated.

But a team at the university, led by Professor Elena Klenova, has found a link between a molecule known as BORIS and malignant tumours.

The research, published in the journal Prostate this month, could lead the way for better early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

The major three-year study involved the university-based Essex Biomedical Sciences Institute working with the Colchester Catalyst Charity and the Urology and Pathology departments at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

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12:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Checkout says...

I didn't realise you were a molecule Boris! Well done to those concerned with this important work.
I didn't realise you were a molecule Boris! Well done to those concerned with this important work. Checkout
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5:39pm Tue 25 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Better to be over treated than not.lets hope this boris can be relied upon.
Better to be over treated than not.lets hope this boris can be relied upon. stevedawson
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