International Team Uses Microarrays to Identify Aggressive AML; Is Dx Far Off? | GenomeWeb

A team of scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine claims to have identified 133 genes that apparently are associated with highly aggressive forms of adult acute myeloid leukemia.

If verified, the researchers’ findings may lead to a molecular diagnostic that could help oncologists fine-tune treatments for this common acute form of leukemia.

“This intermediate-risk group poses the biggest problem for assigning treatment,” Jonathan Pollack, assistant professor of pathology, who led the study, said in a statement last week.

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