New type of cancer has been discovered

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May Clinic researchers have established the molecular signature and genetic structure for a new form of tumor first encountered via an unusual sample in 2004. The researchers tracked similar pathologies after encountering the unusual sample.

The tumor, called biphenotypic sinonasal sarcom, typically emerges on the face. The majority of cases are seen in women. The cause of the cancer appears to be the result of a chimeric gene, which typically  involves combined coding sequences from two genes, in this case the combination if genes MAML3 and PAX3. These new genetic findings will help clinicians combat this form of cancer as it in encountered.

New type of cancer has been discovered
New type of cancer has been discovered
An abnormal yet recurring chromosomal mismatch causes a little-known facial tumour that is more common in women. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, in the US, analysed an unusual tumour sample back in 2004 and since then kept track of similar pathologies. This rare form of cancer is much more common in women (75 percent of registered cases) and because so little was known about it, it was usually misdiagnosed.
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