Researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma

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Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified three specific gene types that account for a known two-to-three-fold increase in myeloma diagnoses among African-Americans. Researchers also demonstrated the ability to study race and racial admixture more accurately using DNA analysis. The findings were published today in Blood Cancer Journal.

“Myeloma is a serious that occurs two to three times more often in African-Americans than Caucasians,” says Vincent Rajkumar, M.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic and senior author of the study. “We sought to identifying the mechanisms of this health disparity to help us better understand why occurs in the first place and provide insight into the best forms of therapy.”

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