Juan Manuel Mejia-Arangure

Dr. Juan Manuel Mejia-Arangure was born in Nayarit, Mexico. He received a Medical Doctor degree by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). Afterwards he obtained MSc Sociomedical in the area of Epidemiology and in 2004 his PhD degree, with thesis: “Molecular epidemiology of childhood acute leukemias. An assessment of a causal model, interaction of three factors: susceptibility, exposition and vulnerable time”, for which he obtained Acknowledgement of Merit. Dr. Mejia-Arangure is member of Mexican and international societies including: Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Academia Mexicana de Pediatria, Agrupacion Mexicana para el Estudio de la Hematologia, American Society of Hematology, the Society of Epidemiologic Research and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. He wrote 71 scientific articles, 13 book chapters and the present is his second book as Editor.

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This book describes different perspectives of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The approach includes aspects of molecular epidemiology, particularly molecular features that influence the genesis and prognosis of the disease. Some aspects of the prognosis of lymphoblastic leukemias are very detailed, highlighting the use of molecular biology in the early identification of complications that may occur in diseased patients. The authors of the present book conform a Mexican group who identifies the causes of leukemia, and they summarize their experience in research, results and proposals for future studies. A causal model is included in which the authors hypothesized the origin of acute lymphoblastic leukemias, particularly in children. This hypothesis can be useful to better understand other cancers during childhood. This book will help the reader to identify different molecular aspects involved in leukemia, and its relation to the development and evolution of the disease.

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