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ALK fusion genes in children with atypical myeloproliferative leukemia

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We thank Thomas Jung and Jutta Schieferstein for excellent technical assistance, Dr Christine Damm-Welk for fruitful discussion regarding ALK rearrangements and all clinicians in the treating. This work was supported by parents initiative Giessen. We thank Professor Dr M Bittner, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) and Dr Rocchi Cytogenetic Unit—Sezione di Genetica, (University of Bari, Italy) for allocating the CAP and alphoid FISH probes, Pediatric Oncology Centers for providing clinical data of their patients. The EWOG-MDS network and database was instrumental in tracking patient no. 6. AB was supported by the European Community Grant LSHB-CT-2004-005276, KB was founded by the ‘Deutsche José Carreras Leukämie-Stiftung’ (SP 04/06).

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Röttgers, S., Gombert, M., Teigler-Schlegel, A. et al. ALK fusion genes in children with atypical myeloproliferative leukemia. Leukemia 24, 1197–1200 (2010).

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