This study looked for clonal diversity in patients with a myeloproliferative neoplasm associated with more than one acquired genetic lesion. A tyrosine kinase mutation and a cytogenetic lesion were present in the same clone in six of seven patients. By contrast, the genetic lesions were present in separate clones in all six patients with two tyrosine kinase pathway mutations. Moreover, in two patients the clones were genetically unrelated by X-chromosome inactivation studies. These data demonstrated clonal diversity in a subset of patients with early stage haematopoietic malignancy and showed, for the first time, that such clones may arise independently.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||British Journal of Haematology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2009|