New Technique for B-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Diagnosis is Discovered
Researchers from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada have found a gene that can help in the early diagnosis of the B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia. The mentioned cancer is the most common blood cancer in children. The results of the study are published in the January 2011 issue of the journal Blood.
Highlights of the Latest Research on B-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Diagnosis:
- As a part of the research, experts compared trascriptome gene of healthy and cancer-infected laboratory mice.
- The effort revealed that a gene Fmn2 and production of its associated protein were the culprits behind the dreadful blood cancer in children.
- The same comparison was extended to human cells as well with exactly the same results.
Conclusion:According to the lead researchers, though the present research is of basic type, it is has definitely opened a new and novel method of the diagnosis and treatment of B-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in children.