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Computer illustration of malignant B-cell lymphocytes seen in Burkitt's lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Computer illustration of malignant B-cell lymphocytes seen in Burkitt's lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Lola gets her vitals checked during a monthly visit to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital on February 8, 2016. Prior to the visit, she had taken her daily dosage of lorazepam, a drug used to help with anxiety and nausea, causing her to often experience loopiness. Moriah Ratner hide caption

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Connor Webb and his mother, Kim Webb, stand outside of their home in Huntington Beach, Calif. Connor was treated for a rare cancer at 16. He's well now but his mother is fighting for new cures in case the cancer comes back. Alex Welsh for NPR hide caption

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Researchers are trying to understand why black and Latino children are more likely to die of certain cancers. FS Productions/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearly two-thirds of cell mutations that cause cancer are caused by random error, a study found. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption

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Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds

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Physicians Nowiba Mugambi and Erica Palys discuss a patient's X-ray at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. The hospital plans to open a new cancer treatment center in April. Evelyn Hockstein/Courtesy of AMPATH hide caption

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