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Study Suggests Biological Source of Cancer Death Disparity

African-Americans with cancer are more likely to die of their disease than cancer patients of other races. This is especially true in Chicago, where the breast cancer death rate is more than twice as high for black women. The causes are elusive, but a new study, led by a Chicago-area researcher, brings controversial conclusions. WBEZ's science reporter Gabriel Spitzer explains the twist.

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