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Study Identifies Genetic Differences in Kidney Tumors of African-Americans

March 28, 2016

(News-Medical) – A University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The findings, published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology, could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

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