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A step toward slaying the hydra of second cancers

Nature Medicine volume 17, pages 924925 (2011) | Download Citation

Second cancers are a substantial clinical problem in survivorship. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) in survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with radiotherapy now identifies a region of susceptibility on chromosome 6q21 (pages 941–943), paving the way for further investigations of the complex interplay between genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures involved in the development of second cancers.

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  1. Lindsay M. Morton & Stephen J. Chanock are in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, US National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA.

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