2 gene variants may be linked to susceptibility to childhood leukemia

09/4/2013 | Medical News Today

Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research in London analyzed the genomes of more than 1,500 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and found two single nucleotide polymorphisms were associated with both survival and susceptibility to the disease. One of these genetic variants, known as rs3824662, was tied to a tumor subtype that was found to increase the incidence of relapse and worsen overall survival chances.

View Full Article in:

Medical News Today

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Compliance and Ethics Director
Sysmex America, Inc.
Lincolnshire, IL
Director, Site Quality Management
CareFusion
Palm Springs, CA
Compliance Officer-Medical Products
W. L. Gore
Flagstaff, AZ
Director, Site Quality Management
CareFusion
Minneapolis, MN
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC