Gene Location That Gives Rise To Neuroblastoma, An Aggressive Childhood Cancer, Identified

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 07:21 in Health & Medicine

Using advanced gene-hunting technology, researchers have identified a chromosome region that is the source of genetic events that give rise to neuroblastoma, an often fatal childhood cancer. The investigators found that common DNA variations in a region of chromosome 6 raise the risk that a child will develop a particularly aggressive form of neuroblastoma.

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