leukemia

SNPwatch: New Genetic Associations Revealed for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

June 02, 2010
Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) arises in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.   It is rare in most areas of the world–affecting only about 1 in every 100,000...
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Very Personalized Medicine: Sequencing of Second Cancer Patient Reveals Potentially Significant Mutations

August 25, 2009
A new genetic screening process has helped researchers understand the genetic causes of cancer, such as how mutations accumulated in a person’s life can cause leukemia. The study shows that...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Associated With Risk Of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Identified

August 20, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Introducing a Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Disease Research

July 07, 2009
There’s a high likelihood that a disease of some sort affects you or one of your relatives – every family seems to have ripples in its gene pool that define...
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SNPwatch: Inherited Genetic Variation May Predispose People For Blood Disorder Mutation Later in Life

March 16, 2009
Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe’s product. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Stem cells in your...
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More than 100 Genetic Variations Associated with Leukemia Treatment Response

January 28, 2009
Treatment advances have dramatically increased the cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common diagnosed cancer in children, from less than 10% in the 1960’s to more than...
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