Smoking and the risk of acute myeloid leukaemia in cytogenetic subgroups

Moorman, A.V., Roman, E., Cartwright, R.A. and Morgan, G.J. (2002) Smoking and the risk of acute myeloid leukaemia in cytogenetic subgroups. British Journal of Cancer, 86, (1), 60-62. (doi:10.1038/sj/bjc/6600010).


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Cytogenetically-defined subgroups of acute myeloid leukaemia have distinct biologies, clinical features and outcomes. Evidence from therapy-related leukaemia suggests that chromosomal abnormalities are also markers of exposure. Our results suggest that the smoking-associated risk for acute myeloid leukaemia is restricted to the t(8;21)(q22;q22) subgroup. This supports the hypothesis that distinct cytogenetic subgroups of acute myeloid leukaemia have separate aetiologies.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1038/sj/bjc/6600010
ISSNs: 0007-0920 (print)
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Keywords: cytogenetics, chromosomal abnormalities, tobacco smoke, acute myeloid leukaemia, aetiology
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
ePrint ID: 26495
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2006
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