Men and Women’s Gene Help Explain Why Cancer Affects Them Differently

May 25, 2016

(The Wall Street Journal) – Researchers are shedding new light on why cancer is often a different disease for men than it is for women. A new study suggests that for many cancers, important differences in the genetics of tumors in men as compared with women may affect the development and aggressiveness of the disease or how it responds to treatment. Researchers said the findings could eventually affect drug development and lead to strategies for preventing and treating cancer that take a patient’s sex into account.

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