Dana-Farber researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia
- Posted: April 21, 2014
A team of researchers led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between people with Down syndrome and having a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood.
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