Investigadores de Mayo Clinic identifican gen implicado en el neuroblastoma

Un nuevo estudio de los investigadores de Mayo Clinic identificó que un gen de inestabilidad cromosómica, el USP24, está a menudo ausente en los pacientes pediátricos con neuroblastoma (tipo agresivo de cáncer cerebral en niños). El resultado ofrece una perspectiva importante sobre el desarrollo de esta enfermedad.

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Researchers identify gene implicated in neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer

A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers has identified that a chromosome instability gene, USP24, is frequently missing in pediatric patients with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer. The finding provides important insight into the development of this disease. The study is published in Cancer Research, the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Algorithm Reduces Need for Therapy in Children With Intermediate-Risk Neuroblastoma

Roswell Park’s Dr. Clare Twist led an effort to develop and validate a new treatment algorithm for infants and children with neuroblastoma. In a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the team reports that many patients can safely receive less extensive therapy.

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