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Pitt researchers identify new cancer risks in chromosomes

Scientists have determined that telomeres — the pink caps in this photo — may be associated with cancer risk. Creative Commons

By Rose Luder / Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Scientists have identified a new cancer risk associated with chromosomes, according to a 22-year-long study from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Jian-Min Yuan — a professor in Pitt’s School of Public Health, a physician and researcher — conducted research indicating that the length of telomeres ...

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