Dr. Bart Scott receives Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award for excellence in clinical patient care; Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb appointed to NIDDK Advisory Council; and Dr. Beti Thompson to keynote at New Mexico Public Health Association conference.
How a single alteration in fundamental cellular machinery drives blood diseases and cancers
May 11, 2015
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Researchers have now uncovered how a single mutation can trigger myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a disorder akin to leukemia in which the bone marrow overproduces some blood cell precursors but can’t convert them to healthy blood cells.
Louisa Cryan had leukemia at the age of 12; a few years later, her dad faced his own cancer diagnosis
June 13, 2014
| By Linda Dahlstrom
One thing Sean Cryan could never have imagined is that not only would Louisa, his 12-year-old daughter, be diagnosed with cancer, but that just a few years later, Cryan would be told he had myelodysplastic syndrome, a malignant blood disease where the bone marrow doesn’t function normally.
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