Link discovered between rare form of anemia, cancer

16 octubre 2015

More than 20 percent of people affected by Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a rare disease, develop various types of tumors throughout their lives. Now researchers have created the first animal model with this type of anemia that also recapitulates the predisposition to cancer. The finding could potentially improve current treatments for this type of anemia, which, to date, are only effective in resolving the hematological disorders.