Two Rare Cancers of Immune Cells Linked to Aging-Related Gene Mutations in Bone Marrow and Smoking

Mutations in blood cells likely caused by smoking and aging-related changes may lead to two rare types of blood cancer that affect immune cells, shows a study published online on September 28,2021 in eLife. The article is titled “Mutation Analysis Links Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma to Clonal Hematopoiesis and Smoking.” The findings may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat, or prevent rare blood cancers and to identify patients who could go on to develop a second type of blood cancer.

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