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What does ethnogeographic diversity tell us about the cause of CLL?

During Lymphoma Leukemia & Myeloma 2021 Virtual Congress, the Lymphoma Hub was pleased to speak to Robert Gale, Imperial College London, London, UK. We asked, What does ethnogeographic diversity tell us about the cause of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)?

What does ethnogeographic diversity tell us about the cause of CLL?

Gale begins by contextualizing CLL as a mostly genetic, not radiogenic, cancer and highlighting the significantly lower rates of CLL in individuals of Asian descent. Finally, he explains possible reasons for this genetic difference and outlines current studies investigating single nucleotide variables associated with increased risk of CLL.

 

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