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Nat Rev Cancer. 2012 Sep;12(9):648-53. doi: 10.1038/nrc3341. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

The influence of race and ethnicity on the biology of cancer.

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The Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90033-0804, USA. behender@med.usc.edu

Abstract

It is becoming clear that some of the differences in cancer risk, incidence and survival among people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds can be attributed to biological factors. However, identifying these factors and exploiting them to help eliminate cancer disparities has proved challenging. With this in mind, we asked four scientists for their opinions on the most crucial advances, as well as the challenges and what the future holds for this important emerging area of research.

PMID:
22854838
PMCID:
PMC3677949
DOI:
10.1038/nrc3341
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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