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London - Doctors in Race to Find Ashkenazi Cancer Gene

Published on: October 1, 2007 07:39 PM
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London - A major research project is under way to try to identify the genes that make Ashkenazi Jews disproportionately susceptible to bowel cancer.

"It is said that the risk of bowel cancer for Ashkenazi Jews is two or three times that of the general white Western population," said Professor Ian Tomlinson, of Cancer Research UK, which is co-sponsoring the research with the ABC (Ashkenazi Bowel Cancer) study group.


The group is appealing to members of the Jewish community to give blood for a study which they hope will eventually make it easier to prevent the disease.

"In principle, it is entirely preventable because almost all bowel cancers develop from benign polyps, which can be removed," Prof Tomlinson said.


To take part in the study, candidates need to give a small blood sample and complete a short medical questionnaire. The results will remain confidential and be disclosed neither to the donor nor their doctor. [thejc]

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 Oct 02, 2007 at 05:41 PM biGwheeel Says:

Blah, Blah, Blah... That before the
Chmelnicki (YMSHV"Z) massacre the Jews were dumb. Some were and some
weren't, as always. Besides, such
"reasoning" can lead to horrible conclusions. The best thing for lay
people (non-scientists)is to stay away from speculation of this kind.

p.s.: some people "theorize" that the "zionists" are to blame for the
massacres that occurred in the Ukraine in 1648/(49).

p.p.s: not to be taken literally.


 Oct 02, 2007 at 09:56 AM Anonymous Says:

If you find the gene, you can make sure to have annual testing, colonoscopy, etc. Question is, why do Askenazics have so many bad genes? Braca1 for breast and pancreatic cnacer, to say nothing of Canavns, Tay Sachs, etc. One theory is that after the Chelminicki massacres where 500,000 Jews perished, there was a reduction in the gene pool that lead to these errors. This same reduction also apprently made Ashkenazic Jews more prone to have genius IQ's. God works in wonderous ways. If we can fix the bad genes and keep the genius genes, we can continue Tikkun Haolom.


 Oct 02, 2007 at 08:53 AM Anonymous Says:

you can't even have that gene in my sone's yeshiva. genes are OSSUR and now we know the reason.


 Oct 02, 2007 at 08:00 AM Anonymous Says:

ok, and if u have that gene...what will u do to change the future? mutate that gene and mess up even further?


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