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|Title:||HLA and nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Malays|
|Authors:||Chan, S.H. |
|Citation:||Chan, S.H., Chew, C.T., Prasad, U., Wee, G.B., Srinivasan, N., Kunaratnam, N. (1985). HLA and nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Malays. British Journal of Cancer 51 (3) : 389-392. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.1985.52|
|Abstract:||HLA associations were observed in unrelated Malay patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). HLA-B18 was observed in 18/45 (40%) Malay NPC patients compared to 22/167 (13%) Malay normals (P = 0.0027, RR = 4.4). The frequency of HLA-B17, one of the antigens associated with Chinese NPC, was also increased among Malay NPC (13/45 29%) compared to controls (18/167 11%; P = 0.003, Pc = 0.07 RR = 3.4). Similar to the findings among Chinese NPC, the frequency of B17 was higher in early onset (≤30 years) Malay NPC resulting in a higher relative risk (RR = 5.0).|
|Source Title:||British Journal of Cancer|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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