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Stanford study finds death rate higher in minorities with acute leukemia:

Posted Sep 22 2011 10:16pm
Stanford study finds death rate higher in minorities with acute leukemia: NCI Cancer Center News

Blacks and Hispanics have fewer cases of acute leukemia compared to whites but they die at a substantially higher rate, according to study results presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities... From 1998 to 2008, blacks had a 17 percent increased risk of dying from acute leukemia and Hispanics had a 12 percent increased risk compared to white patients.

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