Jürg Schwaller and collaborators explain why some forms of leukemia develop only in infants. (Journal of Cancer Discovery)
Why some forms of leukemia only affect children
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mainly affects children, with the prognosis often being poor despite several decades of research into more effective treatments. A new study led by researchers from the University of Basel and from Gustave Roussy Institute, Paris, explains why some forms of leukemia develop only in infants. The study also reveals potential new therapeutic targets, as the researchers report in the journal Cancer Discovery.