Blood cancer is far more deadly the darker the patient’s skin - WRBL

Blood cancer is far more deadly the darker the patient’s skin

Posted: Updated:

New research shows African Americans with blood cancer don't live as long as whites despite receiving the same care. Among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, doctors say African Americans have shorter survival times because they are more susceptible to the more aggressive forms of the cancer. Scientists are trying to figure out why biological factors such as race affect cancer survival.

Source: CBS News

  • On Your SideMore>>

  • Jury selection underway in Columbus murder retrial

    Jury selection underway in Columbus murder retrial

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:23:36 GMT
    60 potential jurors will have to report back to a Columbus courtroom tomorrow as jury selection continues in the retrial of the man accused of killing then-Muscogee County Superintendent Dr. Jim Burns in 1992.Kareem Lane was 17-years-old when prosecutors say he stabbed Burns inside his home. 20 years later, in 2012, he went on trial for the crime. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial and earlier this year, prosecutors announced plans to retry lane.Today, about 100 potential jurors were ushered ...
    60 potential jurors will have to report back to a Columbus courtroom tomorrow as jury selection continues in the retrial of the man accused of killing then-Muscogee County Superintendent Dr. Jim Burns in 1992.Kareem Lane was 17-years-old when prosecutors say he stabbed Burns inside his home. 20 years later, in 2012, he went on trial for the crime. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial and earlier this year, prosecutors announced plans to retry lane.Today, about 100 potential jurors were ushered ...
  • Thousands of dollars of construction equipment stolen in Opelika - again

    Thousands of dollars of construction equipment stolen in Opelika - again

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:08:21 GMT
    This is the second time this month thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment stolen in Opelika.This is the second time this month thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment stolen in Opelika.
    More construction equipment stolen from an Opelika college construction site, police announce.
    More construction equipment stolen from an Opelika college construction site, police announce.
  • Three arrested for Auburn car break-ins

    Three arrested for Auburn car break-ins

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:44:42 GMT
    Three arrested in Auburn are accused of breaking into at least one car along Frazier Street Sunday, police announced Tuesday.Three arrested in Auburn are accused of breaking into at least one car along Frazier Street Sunday, police announced Tuesday.
    Auburn police have made more arrests following a string of car break-ins, authorities announced Tuesday. On Sunday, three teens were arrested for breaking into at least one car on Frazier Street Sunday.
    Auburn police have made more arrests following a string of car break-ins, authorities announced Tuesday. On Sunday, three teens were arrested for breaking into at least one car on Frazier Street Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.