Understanding the Role of Genetic Variations in Hispanic Pediatric Cancer Patients

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Understanding the Role of Genetic Variations in Hispanic Pediatric Cancer Patients

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Document Type

Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

Terrie Flatt, MD

Length of Episode

9:42

Description

The incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is approximately 15 percent higher in Hispanics than Caucasians and the overall survival rate is lower in this population.

But little is known about why.

Are genetic variations the cause of the differences in survival rates?

Are there variations even within the populations classified as Hispanic?

Dr. Terrie Flatt is here today to discuss leading research in conjunction with a partner hospital in Mexico to better understand the role of ethnicity in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and how patients with certain cytogenetic arrangements in their cancer cells may respond to treatment.

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Publication Date

8-17-2015

Understanding the Role of Genetic Variations in Hispanic Pediatric Cancer Patients

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