Doctors found these merged genes in nearly 80% of 29 prostate cancer samples, says Arul Chinnaiyan, a professor at the University of Michigan Medical School who directed the study. None of the 50 samples of non-cancerous tissue had the genes, he says. This may allow doctors to begin to divide prostate cancer — which is now treated as a single disease — into different types. Doctors have been treating breast cancer this way for years:
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