Black CLL patients have shorter survival time despite equal treatment

07/8/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia appears to progress faster in black patients and to result in shorter survival times compared with white patients despite the administration of similar treatments. The study of 84 black patients and more than 1,500 nonblack patients took into account factors related to cancer severity and the timing of treatment. Researchers believe that, based on their results, biological factors may be involved in disparate outcomes. The study was reported in the journal Cancer.

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