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James W. Sewall

 

Mapping cancer. Old Town company, genetics institute team up to chart the landscape of endemic disease

Bangor, Maine--August 1 (Bangor Daily News). What is the relationship between Maine's lung cancer cases and the location of the state's craggy granite outcroppings? Why is the incidence of melanoma - a life-threatening cancer of the skin linked to prolonged exposure to sunlight - not highest along the lobster coast, as public health experts might predict, but rather in-land, in the forested foothills of Maine's western mountains? Is there a connection between rates of breast and prostate cancers and the hormone-disrupting properties of arsenic found in natural deposits - as well as in industrial spills and dumps - around the state? Read more

 

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