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Inherited Risk Factors for Childhood Leukemia are More Common in Hispanic Patients

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Results from a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Oncology Group study pinpoint genetic basis for increased leukemia risk facing Hispanic children and provide new hope for closing survival gap

Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors behind the grim statistics.

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