Revealed: adult leukaemia can be caused by gene implicated in breast cancer and obesity

Samantha Le Sommer (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Leukemia
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Leukaemia
  • Chromosomes
  • CRISPR
  • Gene editing
  • White blood cells
  • blood cancer
  • Red blood cells

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