Advances in the viral etiology of leukemia and lymphoma
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Advances in the viral etiology of leukemia and lymphoma

  • Author(s): Gallo, RC
  • Meyskens, FL
  • et al.
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Abstract

P REVIOUS EXPOSURE to certain chemicals or radiation has been implicated as an etiologic factor in the initiation of leukemia of man in a minor fraction of cases.21 Certain predisposing hereditary conditions have also been identified,43 and clearly there are unusual families with many members with leukemia suggestive of complex hereditary factors. However, the factors contributing to the development of most cases of human leukemia are still unknown.

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