Our work on the origin of some pediatric cancers published in Cancer Discovery

We studied the cases of four children who have experienced two cancers during childhood to address the origin of second pediatric cancers. As a tool, the research uses the footprint of the initial treatment to identify when the second tumor occurred. This study also shows that healthy tissues accumulated mutations due to chemotherapy treatment, with unknown long-term effects.

The work, in collaboration with a team from Sant Joan de Déu Hospital IRSJD, has been published in the Journal Cancer Discovery.

Link to the paper

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