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Yale University News: Yale cancer researchers suggest new treatment for rare inherited cancers

Yale University News: Yale cancer researchers suggest new treatment for rare inherited cancers

Studying two rare inherited Cancer syndromes, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA.  The discovery, published today in Nature Genetics, suggests a promising strategy for treatment with drugs recently approved for other forms of cancer, said the researchers.

The two conditions — called Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer (HLRCC) and Succinate Dehydrogenase-related Hereditary Paraganglioma and Pheochromocytoma (SDH PGL/PCC) — boost the risk of tumors that may be benign or cancerous. 

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