‘Networks’ Of Interactive Genes May Predict If Leukemia Is Aggressive Or Slow-Growing

News — By on December 9, 2008 at 7:00 am

Rather than testing for individual marker genes or proteins, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center have evidence that groups, or networks, of interactive genes may be more reliable in determining the likelihood that a form of leukemia is fast-moving or slow-growing. One of the problems in deciding on the right therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is that it is difficult to know which type a patient has.

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