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Following the Science From Prostate Cancer’s “On Switch” to the Sjöberg Prize

February 14, 2022

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In 2005, Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, and his lab discovered that prostate cancer develops when a gene regulated by androgens called TMPRSS2 fuses with a transcription factor called ERG. Since then, he and his team have continued their research on gene fusion, identifying gene fusions in other common cancers and developing a urine-based screening test that better detects prostate cancer. Chinnaiyan was recently awarded the 2022 Sjöberg Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which also awards Nobel Prizes.

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