Checking leukaemia

In people suffering a common form of leukaemia, certain chromosome abnormalities in cancer cells could help predict how quickly the disease will progress. This is the result of a study conducted in Germany, says a Reuters report dated December 27, 2000. The cancer is known as B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and is the most common type of leukaemia in adults. To determine whether chromosomal abnormalities can be used to predict how quickly leukaemia progresses, researchers at the University of Ulm analysed the DNA