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translocation

[tranz-low-KAY-shun] genetic material that is out of its normal place, as when deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from one chromosome breaks off and attaches to a different chromosome. See also chromosome, deoxyribonucleic acid, mutation.

How is acute myeloid leukemia classified?

... abnormalities. AML with a translocation between chromosomes 8 and 21;
AML with a translocation or inversion in chromosome 16; ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutemyeloidaml/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-myeloid-myelogenous-classified

Do we know what causes childhood leukemia?

... new cells. A common type of DNA abnormality that can lead to leukemia
is known as a chromosome translocation. Human ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemiainchildren/detailedguide/childhood-leukemia-what-causes

What's new in uterine sarcoma research and treatment?

... 7 and 17. Part of chromosome 7 goes to 17 and part of 17 goes to
7. This is known as a translocation. The swapping of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-new-research

How is chronic myelomonocytic leukemia diagnosed?

... The leukemia cells in CML often contain an abnormal chromosome
caused by a certain translocation (translocation (9;22)). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myelomonocytic-diagnosed

Leukemia–Acute Myeloid (Myelogenous)

... A translocation means that a part of one chromosome breaks off and
becomes attached to a different chromosome. The ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003110-pdf.pdf

How is childhood leukemia classified?

... abnormalities. AML with a translocation between chromosomes 8 and 21;
AML with a translocation or inversion in chromosome 16; ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemiainchildren/detailedguide/childhood-leukemia-how-classified

Do we know what causes acute lymphocytic leukemia?

... chromosomes. A translocation means that DNA from one chromosome breaks
off and becomes attached to a different chromosome. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-lymphocytic-what-causes

Do we know what causes Ewing tumors?

... 22. In most cases, the change is a swapping of pieces of DNA (called
a translocation) between chromosomes 22 and 11. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ewingfamilyoftumors/detailedguide/ewing-family-of-tumors-what-causes

Leukemia -- Chronic Myelomonocytic

... chromosome. This is called a translocation. ... cell. • The letter t is used to
indicate a translocation, which is when a piece of one ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003113-pdf.pdf

Do we know what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

... develop. A translocation means that DNA from one chromosome breaks
off and becomes attached to a different chromosome. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-what-causes