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Title: Immunogenetic aspects of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: I. Differences in HL A antigen profiles between patients and control groups
Authors: Simons, M.J.
Wee, G.B.
Day, N.E.
Morris, P.J.
Shanmugaratnam, K. 
De-Thé, G.B.
Issue Date: 1974
Citation: Simons, M.J., Wee, G.B., Day, N.E., Morris, P.J., Shanmugaratnam, K., De-Thé, G.B. (1974). Immunogenetic aspects of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: I. Differences in HL A antigen profiles between patients and control groups. International Journal of Cancer 13 (1) : 122-134. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper reports the results of two studies which compared the HL A profile of predominantly Chinese patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) to that of suitably chosen controls. The first study demonstrated a significant increase in the proportion of NPC patients in whom less than two second locus antigens were detectable. The second confirmatory study also demonstrated the same phenomenon at a high level of statistical significance, and furthermore showed a significant elevation among the NPC patients of the frequency of HL A2. Both the elevation of the HL A2 frequency and the deficit of detectable second locus antigens remained significant after application of the most conservative correction factor for the number of antigens investigated. Various sources of bias have been considered and appear not to have appreciably influenced the results. The results are discussed in terms of the postulated genetic basis of the elevated risk for NPC among the Chinese.
Source Title: International Journal of Cancer
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133330
ISSN: 00207136
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