How does Maine's natural environment affect cancer rates?

08/3/2009 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Maine's Institute for Human Genetics and Health has partnered with James W. Sewall Co. of Old Town, Maine, to determine what role Maine's demographics and natural environment play in its cancer rate, which is well above the national average. By identifying locations in Maine where cancer is most concentrated, researchers hope to determine whether man-made toxins can be linked to cancer's progression in the state. The researchers also will have access to stored tissue specimens that were donated by cancer patients.

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