Detroit researchers help identify gene mutation that can trigger lymphoblastic leukemia

After collecting data on a leukemia-affected family for nearly a decade, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Hematologist and Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics Madhvi Rajpurkar, M.D., joined an international team of genetic researchers in an effort to track down a mutation partly responsible for causing the disease. Their findings, recently published in one of the world’s leading science journals, have ‘major implications’ for better understanding the genetic basis of several types of cancer, including leukemia. —> Read More