NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer geneticist Janet Rowley has died at the age of 88, according to the University of Chicago, where she discovered genetic aberrations involved in leukemia, which led to new treatments such as Gleevec (imatinib).

The University noted this week that Rowley made a series of fundamental discoveries during her career that demonstrated how specific chromosomal changes caused certain types of cancer.

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