Different Genes Active in Cancer Patients of Different Races
Published:08 Dec.2017    Source:GEN
The largest-ever genomic study of African-Americans with multiple myeloma, led by Dr. Carpten, finds that blacks are less likely to carry two dangerous mutations, and more likely to carry three genes that hadn’t been previously recognized as connected to the disease.
The research relied on publicly available data from the CoMMpass study, sponsored by the MMRF, which aims to follow more than 1,000 newly diagnosed patients during a period of 8 years. The new analysis looked at the genes of both healthy and cancerous cells in 718 of those patients. The study included 127 African-American patients—the largest cohort of its kind ever analyzed—as well as nearly 600 Caucasians.