CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led team has identified a haplotype that appears to coincide with the risk of premature menopause in pediatric cancer survivors treated with gonadotoxic drugs.

Speaking at the American Society of Clinical Oncology here yesterday, Russell Brooke, a postdoctoral researcher in epidemiology and cancer control, presented preliminary findings from a search for variants associated with premature menopause in nearly 800 childhood cancer survivors from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort.

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