Baby Girl Gets Mother's Cancer: Rare Case

A published case of a rare cancer transmission from mother to fetus drew headlines from around the world when it was published in a leading journal Monday -- but doctors said they worry it will create the misimpression that cancer can be routinely contagious. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, documented a case in Japan in which an 11-month-old baby girl was found to have a tumor with an identical genetic signature to a cancer in her mother. There had...Full Story
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