UK Man Has Prostate Removed After Test Reveal 'JOLIE' Gene FlawSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 19:02
UK Man Has Prostate Removed After Test Reveal 'JOLIE' Gene Flaw
By Tom Porter | May 19, 2013 | 3:46 PM GMT
A 53-year-old British father has become the first man to have his prostate removed because tests revealed he was carrying a "faulty" cancer gene.
A clinical trial at London's Institute of Cancer Research revealed that he carried the BRCA2 gene, which research shows is associated with a high risk of developing prostate cancer.