An international research team led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Center for Genetic Epidemiology and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered an association between aggressive prostate cancer and mutations in 11 genes. The project was the largest-scale prostate cancer study of its kind, analyzing samples from about 17,500 patients.

The findings, published in Jama Oncology, could lead to improvements in risk assessment and treatments for the disease.

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