By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two genetic variants are associated with increased risk of second cancers called "radiation therapy-induced second malignant neoplasms" (SMNs) in individuals treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood, researchers reported in Nature Medicine online yesterday.

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