Mutations of the SF3B1 gene

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Published: 11 Oct 2011
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Dr Elli Papaemmanuil - Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK
During a press conference Dr Elli Papaemmanuil tells the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress that she and her colleagues found mutations of the SF3B1 gene in 20.3% of MDS patients and that it was closely associated with a particular feature of MDS called ring sideroblasts, which are found in bone marrow.