Childhood leukemias

Anand P. Chokkalingam and Patricia A. Buffler

in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195398441
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776023 | DOI:
 							Childhood leukemias

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The term “leukemia” refers broadly to cancer of the white blood cells, or leukocytes. As a group, leukemias are the most common cancer among people under 15 years of age, accounting for 32% of all childhood malignancies. This chapter summarizes the total body of literature on the genetic epidemiology of childhood leukemias, focusing specifically on main effects of gene variants, highlighting conclusions that can be drawn based on the work to date, and emphasizing challenges and future directions.

Keywords: genetic variants; genetic variations; human disease; genome-wide studies; leukemia

Chapter.  8151 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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