Forbeck Focus Meeting 1999 - Infant Leukemia

June 3-6, 1999, Owatonna, MN

Organizers:
John Kersey, MD, 
Norma Ramsay, MD,
Leslie L. Robison, Ph.D.


Focus:
Infant leukemia remains one of the last major hurdles to be conquered in childhood leukemia because of its continuing very poor response to standard therapy. On the research front, epidemiologic/etiologic data are developing at a very rapid pace. Also, study of the molecular genetics of infant leukemia and insight into the genes involved in normal and pathologic states is developing at an explosive pace: providing important new insights into developmental biology, gene regulation and hematopoiesis. It is likely that research developments and questions to be discussed at this conference will have a significant impact in development of both preventative and therapeutic strategies for this interesting but devastating leukemia.