Test Predicts Metastatic Potential of Prostate Cancer

The ability to know whether prostate cancer will stay local or spread to the bone or distant organs is crucial in regard to deciding which treatment to pursue: conservative management or more aggressive therapy. Copy number alterations (CNAs)—mutations that delete or repeat large sections of DNA—are the key to determining cancer prognosis. Investigators have invented new, cost-effective technology, called the Next-Generation Copy Number Alteration, to detect CNAs and potentially aid in prostate ...

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