Genetic variant linked to early multiple myeloma deaths; Dartmouth team probes apoptosis;

> Investigators at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah say they have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die on average one to three years sooner than patients without it. Release

> Dartmouth investigators focused on the role of apoptosis in cancer have synthesized compounds that are involved in excessive cell death in leukemia. Release

> A new review published in the Cochrane Library concludes that a strain of bacteria known to cause ulcers may also spur gastric cancer, making it a prime target for practitioners. Release