NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genes involved in chromatin regulation are amongst those most prone to recurrent mutation in urothelial bladder cancer, according to a new Nature study from members of the Cancer Genome Atlas. Results from their large, integrated analysis hint that that pathway — and others — might serve as treatment targets for the disease in the future.

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