This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Sweden and Finland report that DYX1C1, the dyslexia candidate gene, may serve as a prognostic marker in patients with breast cancer. DYX1C1 has been shown to regulate and interact with estrogen receptors, the researchers write. For this study, the team assessed the gene's mRNA expression in three patient cohorts, and found that DYX1C1 mRNA is significantly more highly expressed in breast tumor classified as ER-alpha and PR-positive.

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