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More sensitive testing may better define leukemia prognosis, treatment

from Oncology Nurse Advisor

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia are said to have normal chromosomes but appear instead to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment. Using microarray technology that probes millions of genes within chromosomes, researchers found the unique pattern in the leukemia cells of 22 patients with cytogenetically normal acute myelogenous leukemia, said Ravindra Kolhe, M.D., Ph.D., molecular pathologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University in Augusta. more

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