1. Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse

    Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse

    Researchers at Brunel University London and University College London have pinpointed a protein marker, which when absent, shows neuroblastoma is almost certain to recur. It means children with low-risk neuroblastoma, who don’t have the biomarker called PML, can be reclassified as at high risk of relapse and have chemotherapy earlier. A cheap simple test could accurately predict the recurrence of a childhood cancer.

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    1. We have found the absence of PML a very precise marker of tumour recurrence.
    2. In the low risk tumours, the absence of PML will be a very useful marker.
    3. It is an immediately applicable diagnostic tool.
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