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The transmembrane protease serine 2 gene (TMPRSS2) is involved in gene fusions with ERG, ETV1 or ETV4 in prostate cancer. It has been reported that the expression of the TMPRSS2-ERG fusion gene is a strong prognostic factor for the risk of prostate cancer recurrence in prostate cancer patients treated by surgery. The TMPRSS2-ERG rearrangement probe is optimized to detect the deletion between TMPRSS2 and ERG at 21q22 associated with the TMPRSS2-ERG fusion in a triple-color deletion assay. It also detects translocations involving the TMPRSS2 region such as ETV1 t(7;21), or ETV4 t(17;21).
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