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Group of Rare Eye Cancer Cases Baffles Experts

Tuesday, May 8, 2018  
Posted by: Lindsey Keeley
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Group of Rare Eye Cancer Cases Baffles Experts
By Mark Lieber, CNN
(CNN)A group of patients with a rare type of eye cancer called ocular melanoma has researchers and epidemiologists stumped.

The cancer, which normally occurs in about six in every 1 million individuals, has been identified in more than 50 individuals around two locations: Huntersville, North Carolina, and Auburn, Alabama. At least 38 of these individuals attended Auburn University between 1983 and 2001, according to a Facebook page for the group of patients.
At least four have died of the disease. LEARN MORE

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