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August 9, 2011 • Volume 8 / Number 16

NEWS

Genome Region Tied to Risk of Second Cancers after Radiation Therapy

Illustration of a child, a physician, and a DNA strandA new study may provide an important clue about the long-term risk of second primary cancers in children with Hodgkin lymphoma who receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment. 

In the study, researchers identified two genetic variants, called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), in a region of chromosome 6 that were strongly associated with an increased risk of a second cancer in this group of cancer survivors. Read more > >

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UPDATES

  • Cancer.gov Update

    • Updated HINTS Website Unveiled
  • Notes

    • Varmus Reflects on First Year as NCI Director
    • DCEG's Chatterjee Wins Statistical Awards
    • NCI Researchers Win NIH Director's Awards
    • CCR's Gonzalez and Colleagues Honored for Diagnostic Test
    • Comments Sought on Changes to Human Subject Protections

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