We don’t know enough about what causes acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, the most common childhood cancer. Dr Xiaomei Ma is studying how a child’s genes and exposure to medical X-rays work together to affect their risk of developing the disease. This could lead to new knowledge about the biological mechanisms underlying the development of childhood leukaemia and inform potential preventative measures.
Interaction between ionising radiation and genetic susceptibility in the aetiology of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Dr Xiaomei Ma
2 January 2019