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Monday, October 19, 2009

St. Judes Children's Hospital Discovers Link Between Leukemia and Down Syndrome

If your a regular to Nathan's blog, than you probably know that I am very afraid of the higher than normal occurrence of Leukemia in children with Down syndrome. As Nathan approaches his second birthday, he'll be tested.

With that said, there is was a news report today that St. Judes Children Hospital Researchers have "identified a new chromosomal abnormality in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that appears to work in concert with another mutation to give rise to cancer. This latest anomaly is particularly common in children with Down syndrome."

To read the article in its entirety please see: New Chromosomal Abnormality Identified in Leukemia Associated with Down Syndrome

Each medical discovery has the potential to yield exciting new treatment options. This is no exception.

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