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URN etd-0721112-073036
Author Ya-Lan Chen
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Department Biological Sciences
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Molecular Analysis of Myeloid/lymphoid or Mixed
lineage Leukemia (MLL) Gene Rearrangement in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia with Normal Cytogenetics
Date of Defense 2012-07-12
Page Count 98
Keyword
  • chromosomal translocations
  • cytogenetic techniques
  • prognostic
  • 11q23
  • acute myeloid leukemia
  • mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene
  • Abstract Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a highly heterogeneous disorder that results from a block in the differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells along with uncontrolled proliferation. In approximately 60% of cases, specific recurrent chromosomal
    aberrations can be identified by modern cytogenetic techniques, and is an important indicator to classify patients into three prognostic categories: favorable, intermediate, and poor risk. Currently, favorable risk patients are usually treated with chemotherapy while poor risk patients receive allogeneic stem cell transplantation. However, the largest subgroup of AML patients (approximately 40%) has no identifiable cytogenetic abnormalities and is classified as intermediate risk. In this special subgroup of patients, a number of studies have demonstrated the relationship between different translocations involving the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene and patient
    prognosis. The heterogeneity of MLL-rearranged AML is reflected by the identification of more than 70 different fusion partners of this gene and the panel is continuously increasing. The aim of this study is to develop a sensitive molecular profiling test for relevant risk stratification that can help in the decision of treatment and/or follow-up strategy.
    Advisory Committee
  • Ching-Mei Hsu - chair
  • Chung-Liang Ho - co-chair
  • Ming-Hong Tai - advisor
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  • etd-0721112-073036.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 5 year and off-campus access at 5 year.
    Date of Submission 2012-07-21

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