Saturday 25 November 2017

Gene clue for prostate cancer

Men who inherit a rare genetic mutation are 10 to 20 times more likely than average to develop prostate cancer, a study has found.

The gene variant may help explain cases of the disease that run in families and strike men at unusually young ages.

Scientists believe the discovery could pave the way to a genetic test for inherited prostate cancer.

A study of more than 5,000 men treated for prostate cancer found that 1.4pc carried the defective HOXB13 gene.

Kutcher steals Sheen's show

A clean-cut Ashton Kutcher said that he is interested in continuing with Two and a Half Men beyond this season -- and CBS wants him, too.

Kutcher's addition to TV's most popular comedy following star Charlie Sheen's implosion was an experiment that has worked out better than CBS could have dreamed.

The show is up 20pc in viewers over Sheen's final season.

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