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Differences in survival rate of blood cancer explained

Follicular lymphoma is a blood cancer where B lymphocytes (an immune white blood cell) multiply rapidly. Some cases of the cancer are very aggressive and patients survive only a few years whereas in other cases, they survive for decades. The reason for this difference in survival rate is now believed to be in genetic differences of the immune cells surrounding the lymphoma.

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Date: 21 November 2004

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