How BRCA mutations affect prostate cancer survival
Prostate cancer patients carrying inherited BRCA gene mutations have a significantly lower survival rate than non-carriers after conventional treatment, according to a study in the journal European Urology.
The Spanish-UK collaboration involving more than 1,300 patients shows a 10-year survival rate of 39% for carriers who had undergone radiotherapy compared with 80% for non-carriers.
Among patients who had undergone surgery, the difference in 10-year survival rates was 91% versus 67%.
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