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Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.

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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.

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Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers

By Jef Akst | April 4, 2017

Childhood cancer survivors with mutations in certain cancer-risk genes have a higher risk of developing additional neoplasms later in life, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

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Medical Marijuana for Kids?

By Aimee Swartz | July 17, 2013

The drug has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.

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Leukemia Linked to Changes in Womb

By Edyta Zielinska | April 10, 2013

Genetic changes that may initiate childhood leukemia could originate while the baby is still in utero.

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Double the Mutations

By Hannah Waters | January 30, 2012

Irradiated sperm of young male mice induce mutations in eggs upon fertilization, a phenomenon that may pose risks for the children of cancer survivors.

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