Short telomeres linked with breast cancer

Ed Park, MD Uncategorized Leave a Comment

A recent study suggests that critically-short telomeres may allow harmful changes. This study is like a ‘smoking gun’ in the understanding of cancer. Compared with similar but unaffected people, women who had developed breast cancer showed more worn-out telomeres. Since telomeres protect the tips of chromosomes, longer is better. We’ve known for a long time that when the end of …