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    Inherited gene variation tied to high-risk pediatric leukemia and greater risk of relapse

    Study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital finds an inherited gene variation—more common among Hispanic Americans–is tied to increased risk of developing a high-risk form of pediatric leukemia. (Dr. Jun Yang)

    Risky Business

    Scientists have long known that Hispanic children are at higher risk of developing ALL than white or African-American kids.

    Inherited genetic variations have a major impact on childhood leukemia risk

    Study links inherited genetic variations in a few genes to increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and helps to explain ethnic differences in the cancer’s incidence. (Dr. Jun J. Yang)

    Inherited risk factors for childhood leukemia are more common in Hispanic patients

    Results from a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Children’s Oncology Group study pinpoint genetic basis for increased leukemia risk facing Hispanic children and provide new hope for closing survival gap. (Dr. Jun Yang)

    Native American ancestry linked to greater risk of relapse in young leukemia patients

    New research from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Children’s Oncology Group ties the genetic variation characteristic of Native American ancestry to higher odds cancer will return and highlights a strategy to ease the racial disparities in survival.