Oncology & Cancer

An epigenetic marker can predict survival in childhood leukaemia

A molecular epigenetic marker is important for distinguishing patients with childhood leukaemia at high and low risk of relapse even at the time of diagnosis. It can be important to adapt early on as to what treatment to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists map the genetic evolution of childhood leukaemia

The key genetic events responsible for initiating the early stages of a type of childhood leukaemia have been identified by scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Insights into the 'founder' genetic mutation ...

Oncology & Cancer

New insights into blood cancer that develops before birth

Researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh have identified the cells responsible for a form of leukaemia that can develop while a baby is in the womb. ...

Oncology & Cancer

New types of blood cancer discovered in children

Through a detailed study of leukaemia cells from more than 200 children, a research group at Lund University in Sweden has discovered two new types of childhood leukaemia. Using next-generation sequencing technology (NGS), ...

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