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Researchers discover new form of retinoblastoma
Researchers discover new form of retinoblastoma

(March 21, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Toronto - Researchers have identified a new type of retinoblastoma in babies, according to a report published in the Lancet Oncology. Researchers studied over 1,000 primary unilateral non-familial retinoblastoma tumours. They found that the presence of a single oncogene initiates aggressive retinoblastoma before birth in families that have no history of the disease, resulting in early onset of the disease. This mutation accounts for only 2% of retinoblastoma tumours. All of the babies presenting with this form of the disease were completely cured by surgery.

 
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