Title Revealed: adult leukaemia can be caused by gene implicated in breast cancer and obesity Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 15/01/18 Description When people think of leukaemia, they usually think of blood cancers that affect children. These mostly come under the category of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – or ALL – and are different to the group of blood cancers which predominantly affect adults over the age of 60, known as acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
AML accounts for about 90% of all leukaemias in adults, though it affects some children too. With some 3,000 new cases each year in the UK alone, it is tougher to treat than ALL.
Producer/Author Samantha Le Sommer URL https://theconversation.com/revealed-adult-leukaemia-can-be-caused-by-gene-implicated-in-breast-cancer-and-obesity-90067 Persons Samantha Le Sommer