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Analysis of Ugandan cervical carcinomas, an aid for understudied sub-Saharan women

Analysis of Ugandan cervical carcinomas, an aid for understudied sub-Saharan women

Cervical cancer kills more than 300,000 middle-aged women a year, and 19 of the 20 nations with the highest death rates are sub-Saharan countries. Now an international team, including Akinyemi I. Ojesina, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, has published the first comprehensive genomic study of cervical cancers in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on tumors from 212 Ugandan patients with cervical cancer.

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