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Leukemia gene mutation linked to new childhood growth disorder

New research led by the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK has discovered that a gene mutation associated with leukemia may be the cause of a newly described condition that affects the growth and intellectual development of children.This is according to a study recently published in the journal Nature Genetics.
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No childhood leukemia risk from power lines

Children who spend their early years living near overhead power lines are not at greater risk of developing childhood leukemia, according to researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK, who report their findings in the British Journal of Cancer.In the UK, as in the US, leukemia accounts for around a third of all cancers diagnosed in children.
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Infection-fighting cellular process ‘a cause of childhood leukemia’

The American Cancer Society states that leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens in the US, accounting for 1 in 3 cancers. Now, researchers have found that a cellular mechanism that fights off infection may contribute to the development of the disease in youngsters, opening doors for further research into treatment for the condition.
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Childhood leukemia can be inherited, gene study shows

Scientists say they have discovered two genetic variants, which show that both susceptibility and survival of childhood leukemia can be inherited, according to a study published in the journal Blood. Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research in London say the discovery could lead to new drugs for children who do not respond well to current treatments for the disease…
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Effective Leukemia Drugs Too Expensive, Desperate Patients Left Untreated

Eleven of the 12 drugs approved for treating chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and some other cancers cost over $ 100,000 per year, leaving many desperate patients either untreated or under-treated because they simply cannot afford care, nearly 120 CML experts from over 15 countries reported today in the journal Blood…
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