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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:15

Queensland researchers uncover gene variation in bid to battle prostate cancer

By Leonie Mellor

Queensland researchers have identified genetic variations they hope will make it easier to assess whether patients have an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Queensland University of Technology Professor Judith Clements said the variations affected the level of prostate-specific antigens (PSA), a protein produced by the prostate gland cells.

Increased levels indicate the likely presence of prostate cancer.

"We're looking at how that impacts on how the tumour cells grow and how they also perhaps migrate and have the ability to invade beyond the tumour itself," Professor Clements said.

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Distinguished Professor Judith Clements via ABC News
Doctor Jyotsna Batra and Professor Judith Clements hope their study will help diagnose aggressive forms of prostate cancer. (ABC News: Leonie Mellor)