Age-linked gene changes underlie therapy-related leukemia in cancer patients

December 9, 2014 3:09 PM

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Age-linked gene changes underlie therapy-related leukemia in cancer patients

The finding challenges the conventional idea that therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a direct result of the cancer treatment.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy fight cancer by inflicting a barrage of gene changes that accumulate in the cancer cells, causing so much havoc that they die. Unfortunately, for a small proportion of patients, this is followed by therapy-related AML.

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