Category Archives: pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers identify inherited gene variation linked to greater acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk.


ALL is identified in about 3,000 individuals each year aged 19 or younger in the U.S., making it the most common childhood cancer. While the cause remains largely unknown, only a small fraction of childhood leukemia is believed to involve an inherited genetic predisposition. However, findings suggest that the inherited risk for ALL may be much greater than what is

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