NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The molecular mechanisms involved in prostate cancer and Ewing's sarcoma appear to be similar, according to researchers from Indiana University.

More than 100,000 men are diagnosed in the US each year with prostate cancer, and about half of prostate cancers harbor a chromosomal rearrangement that causes aberrant expression of an ETS family transcription factor. There are more than two dozen members of the ETS family, but only four have this oncogenic capability: ERG, ETV1, ETV4, and ETV5. Rearrangements most commonly involve ERG.

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