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Teen linked to WF-R cancer cases dies

Posted July 8, 2013

A young man who shared a rare diagnosis with three Wake Forest neighbors died in June, his family said.

WRAL reported in May on four cases of Ewing's Sarcoma among teens who lived within a couple miles of each other. Three of them graduated in 2011 from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. The fourth, Sylvain Blanco, had returned to his hometown in France before his death.

Since the initial report, state health officials promised a further review of whether the cases are the result of coincidence or a cancer cluster.

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