Different Genes Active in Cancer Patients of Different Races

Different Genes Active in Cancer Patients of Different Races

African-Americans are three times more likely to develop the blood cancer multiple myeloma than people of European descent. They die at twice the rate of Caucasians, too. But it’s been unclear whether biology was driving those differences or whether socioeconomics or differences in access to care could explain them, John Carpten, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Translational Genomics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, told GEN. Now, the largest-ever genomic study of African-Americans with multiple myeloma, led by Dr. Carpten, finds that blacks are less likely to carry two dangerous mutations, and more...

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