London: A faulty gene is linked to more than a third of all kidney cancers.
The finding will help researchers understand how the cancer develops and may in the future lead to new treatments and earlier diagnosis.
Everyone is born with a gene called PBRM1, but in some people it gets damaged during their lifetime, which can lead to cancer, the journal Nature reports.
A mutated PBRM1 was found in around 40 percent of kidney cancer victims, the most significant finding since another mutation VHL was discovered 20 years ago....more
03:38 PM, Jan 20, 2011