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A Polymorphism in the CYP17 Gene Is Associated With Male Breast Cancer

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A Polymorphism in the CYP17 Gene Is Associated With Male Breast Cancer

I E Young et al. Br J Cancer.

Abstract

The CYP17 gene codes for the cytochrome P450c17alpha enzyme that is involved in the synthesis of oestrogens. This case-control study from the South East of Scotland shows that a polymorphism of the CYP17 gene is associated with an increased risk of male breast cancer.

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