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Scientists find mutations behind testicular cancer and heart disease

Separate studies of the human genome have found tantalising clues to the inherited causes of testicular cancer and non-inherited causes of congenital heart disease, journals reported on Sunday. University of Pennsylvania researchers looked at the DNA of more than 13,000 men, comparing the DNA code of those with testicular cancer…

Self-checking won’t spot testicle cancer: doctor

Celebrity appeals for British men to check their testicles to detect early signs of cancer are a waste of time and possibly harmful, an opinion piece published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) says. Singer Robbie Williams and the Leicester Tigers rugby team are among those who have lent their names to a campaign for men to…

Single gene links rare cancers

WASHINGTON — Canadian researchers have discovered that a common gene links a number of rare reproductive cancers, a finding that could lead to new approaches for treatment, said a study published on Wednesday. Ovarian, uterine and testicular cancer were all found to have the same mutation in a gene called…

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