Familial Burkitt's lymphoma in Papua New Guinea

Winnett, A., Thomas, S. J., Brabin, B. J., Bain, C., Alpers, M. A. and Moss, D. J. (1997) Familial Burkitt's lymphoma in Papua New Guinea. British Journal of Cancer, 75 5: 757-761. doi:10.1038/bjc.1997.134

Author Winnett, A.
Thomas, S. J.
Brabin, B. J.
Bain, C.
Alpers, M. A.
Moss, D. J.
Title Familial Burkitt's lymphoma in Papua New Guinea
Journal name British Journal of Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-0920
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/bjc.1997.134
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 75
Issue 5
Start page 757
End page 761
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract A study of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) in Papua New Guinea for the years 1958-87 revealed four instances of familiar BL. Incident cases occurred within 1 year of each other in the four families. Personal follow-up was possible for three of these families whose pedigrees showed that two or more siblings were affected. There was no significant variation of the incidence of BL by year of diagnosis or month of onset. There was significant variation in annual average incidence of BL between the three provinces studied, with the highest incidence in the Nuku and Lumi census districts (of the West Sepik Province). This is the first report of familial BL outside Africa.
Keyword Oncology
Burkitt's Lymphoma
Papua New Guinea
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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