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July 2020

Constitutive Activation of RAS/MAPK Pathway Cooperates with Trisomy 21 and Is Therapeutically Exploitable in Down Syndrome B-cell Leukemia

Children with Down syndrome (constitutive trisomy 21) that develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia (DS-ALL) have a 3-fold increased likelihood of treatment-related mortality coupled with a higher cumulative incidence of relapse, compared with other children with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL).

Children's Cancers Published research Leukaemia Translational Research Subsite: Cancer Translational Genomics in Leukaemia
August 2020

Gain of chromosome 21 in hematological malignancies: lessons from studying leukemia in children with Down syndrome

Structural and numerical alterations of chromosome 21 are extremely common in hematological malignancies. While the functional impact of chimeric transcripts from fused chromosome 21 genes such as TEL-AML1, AML1-ETO, or FUS-ERG have been extensively studied, the role of gain of chromosome 21 remains largely unknown.

Children's Cancers Published research Leukaemia Translational Research Translational Genomics in Leukaemia
September 2021

Viridans Group Streptococci in Pediatric Leukemia and Stem Cell Transplant: Review of a Risk-stratified Guideline for Empiric Vancomycin in Febrile Neutropenia

Viridans group streptococci (VGS) are an important cause of sepsis in immunosuppressed children. We reviewed the effectiveness of risk-stratified addition of vancomycin to empiric febrile neutropenia therapy among 107 children with leukemia or undergoing an allogeneic transplant.

Children's Cancers Infectious Diseases Leukaemia Translational Research Subsite: Cancer Subsite: Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Skin Health
August 2021

Invasive fungal disease in children with acute myeloid leukaemia: An Australian multicentre 10-year review

Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a common and important complication in children with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). We describe the epidemiology of IFD in a large multicentre cohort of children with AML.

Children's Cancers Published research Leukaemia Translational Research Subsite: Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases