Skin cancer causing fusion gene identified

Fusion genes are hybrid genes formed as a result of gene rearrangement or mutation. They can be used to develop more effective treatments for cancers that express their own particular type of fusion gene. Researchers from Kumamoto and Kisato Universities in Japan have revealed a new fusion gene related to cutaneous angiosarcoma, a malignant form of skin cancer with a very poor survival rate. Its discovery will help to improve diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. —> Read More