Tuesday, June 21, 2016

PHS Faculty Member and colleagues identify tumor gene

Department of Public Health Sciences Faculty member, Michael Zilliox Ph.D., and his colleagues have identified a tumor gene that may help to predict survival outcomes in patients with cancer of the mouth and tongue.

If the gene is expressed (turned on), patients are 4.6 times more likely to die at any given time, according to a their work.

Learn more about it here.

Michael Zilliox and lab manager Gina Kuffel working with next-generation sequencers

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