York scientists discover prostate cancer-inducing DNA

Professor Norman Maitland from the University of York Credit: ITV News

Scientists based at the University of York have discovered what could be the driving force behind why people develop prostate cancer.

The research - which has been published today - reveals the existence of DNA formation which could go on to cause prostate cancer.

The discovery means that treatment can now be developed to fight the disease more effectively.

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Prostate cancer breakthrough

Scientists at the University of York have discovered the main cause of prostate cancer - opening the way for treatment to be developed that could fight against the disease.