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BCG Vaccination and Cancer Risk: What’s the Link?

Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccination in childhood was associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer development in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, according to findings from a 60-year follow-up of a clinical trial.  The review analyzed a multicenter, randomized by alternation, placebo-controlled, single-blind clinical trial that was conducted from December 1935 to…

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