Molecular Change May Reveal Risk Of Leukemia Relapse

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 18:21 in Health & Medicine

Researchers may have discovered a better way to distinguish acute leukemia patients who require aggressive treatment to prevent relapse from those who need only standard therapy for cure. The study shows that changes in levels of microRNAs might predict the risk of relapse in many adults diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. It also shows that many of these microRNAs regulate genes involved in inflammation, providing new insights into possible causes of the disease.

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