Are short telomeres predictive of advanced cancer?

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The combination of variable telomere length in cancer cells and shorter telomere length in cancerassociated stromal cells strongly correlates with progression to prostate cancer metastasis and cancer death. The implication is that telomere length measurements have potential not only as prognostic indicators of prostate cancer outcomes but also as risk stratification enrichment biomarkers for individualized therapeutic interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1096-1098
Number of pages3
JournalCancer discovery
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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