We have undertaken a family-based study to identify genetic factors contributing to lymphoid cancers including lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma. Although most lymphoid cancers are sporadic in origin (occur in people without a family history of these cancers), the diagnosis of lymphoid cancers in more than one member of a family may indicate the existence of genetic susceptibility factors. We aim to identify genes involved in susceptibility to lymphoid cancers using next generation sequencing methods.
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