Background: Infant leukemias have a high frequency of mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene rearrangements. Procedure: Using data from a large etiologic study, we evaluated the distribution of selected demographic factors among 374 infant leukemia cases by leukemic subtype, MLL status and diagnosis age. Results: Overall, 228 cases were MLL+. Compared to white infants, black infants were significantly less likely to have MLL+ leukemia. Further, there was a statistically significantly higher age at diagnosis for infants with t(9;11) translocations compared to all other translocation partners in both acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia cases. Conclusion: These patterns may provide important etiological insight into the biology of infant leukemia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Pediatric Blood and Cancer|
|State||Published - Jun 2012|