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Bone marrow failure

This project will investigate whether genomic sequencing can offer quicker and more accurate diagnosis, leading to the most appropriate care for each patient – and potentially reducing illness and death from bone marrow failure.

Bone marrow failure can be either inherited or acquired, and the underlying cause determines the most effective treatment. It is therefore vital to accurately identify the cause of the bone marrow failure for each patient.

This project will investigate whether genomic sequencing can offer quicker and more accurate diagnosis, leading to the most appropriate care for each patient – and potentially reducing illness and death from bone marrow failure.

Genomic sequencing may also lead to earlier identification of patients whose bone marrow failure is at risk of transforming into aggressive blood conditions such as leukaemia.

Confirmation of whether the cause of the bone marrow failure is inherited can also allow relatives can be tested, if appropriate.