Male, Female Cancers May Stem From One Gene

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Australian researchers say the same gene that puts women at a high risk for breast cancer also may give men a heightened risk for prostate cancer.

Men from families where the women have high rates of breast cancer are about four times more likely to develop prostate cancer, according to research funded by Australia's National Breast Cancer Foundation and conducted by kConFab, an Australian and New Zealand consortium for research into familial breast cancer.