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New cancer-causing syndrome uncovered

Oct 04,2017

Cancer-causing syndrome

Honor Whiteman


Certain genetic mutations thought to be associated with a rare bone marrow disease may instead predispose individuals to early-onset cancer, two new studies suggest.
The research indicated that mutations in the FANCM gene are not - contrary to current understanding - related to Fanconi anemia, which is an inherited disease of the bone marrow.