Ovarian cancer linked to p53 gene

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:75
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Researchers have found evidence suggesting that over half of all ovarian cancers may be linked to mutations in a critical regulatory gene that is strongly linked to ovulation.

    A team from Duke University Medical Center in the United States tested for the presence of mutations in the regulatory gene–p53–in samples of ovarian tumours from 197 patients. All of these women were asked about their age …

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