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UK Man Has Prostate Removed After Test Reveal 'JOLIE' Gene Flaw

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.

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